Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Budapest

Bunny character isolated - Stencil - Street Art Budapest

[Matthew’s View]

Budapest is not on par with Paris, Berlin, London or Amsterdam when it comes to street art; however, I did see a little bit of light trying to shine through. While Krakow had a much more serious note attached to its art, Budapest leaned more towards the light-hearted. My exploits to find art on the streets of Budapest were starting to fizzle in a big way; when I finally came across a stencil of a white rabbit. As we all learned as kids, you are supposed to follow the white rabbit. Eventually, I came across some fun pieces and one stencil of a political nature. I had to include some stickers which I usually shy away from, to round out my collection; pickings were rather slim. I couldn’t tell if Budapest was developing a street art scene or diminishing one. I did come across some rudimentary sketches which makes me think they may be growing. Fingers crossed they are in the developing column. If I do return someday, I hope to find some treasures. If you want to see my guide to street art types read it here or check out what we have come across in other cities here.

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Buda, Pest and Margaret all in One

Hungarian Parliament Building from the Danube River.

Hungarian Parliament Building from the Danube River.

{Heather’s View}

My time in Budapest was a mixed bag. I liked the Buda side and Margaret’s Island but was at a loss of excitement for the Pest side. I am not sure what it was. Maybe my expectations were too high? Of our Europe trip, I was most looking forward to Budapest. In fact, it wasn’t on our original itinerary, and I made Matt change everything to include it.

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