Went to Budapest last week and saw one of the sights I only knew about after flicking through a tourism book and seeing it in a tiny picture...A statue of Hermes! Okay, it also has a water fountain at the bottom, but I wasn't about to complain. It also actually had "Hermes" at the base, rather than Mercury, which I was chuffed about...So I just thought it'd be nice to share the pictures.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2329505&l=feaab5107e&id=737301546http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2329532&l=bfef51984e&id=737301546http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2329533&l=776d6d30b6&id=737301546 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2329534&l=c2ccb4cb72&id=737301546http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2329535&l=eba68aa9fd&id=737301546I love how it looks like he's got veins on this picture... which may be weird, I didn't even notice till I downloaded them.He's placed on the main commerical street of their city.Hope this doesn't count as spam...
That's cool! Hermes is one of my main Gods, thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing! I have too soft a spot for Hermes, myself. ;}
No problem ^_^
They're really into their neo-classical over there but it was mainly Athene that kept popping up. I couldn't take a photo of the best statue of her though ;_;
She turned up in Prague as well weirdly enough.In Budapest did get my photo with the nice but not as impressive statue though:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2326823&l=c09d6186dd&id=737301546Complete with cheesy slogan. Hey, if it's good enough for Mary...
A water fountain underneath is interesting:) It does look like He has veins. He's placed in a good spot too!
It's so hot in that country they have them everywhere, but it's the only one with a Greek god on top ^_^
Thank you for posting this. What a great statue!
No problem ^_^Like I said, I saw him in the book and knew that if I didn't see anything else I didn't care.
Wow that's beautiful!!