Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

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Given the choice between going to the (admittedly beautiful neo-baroque) Széchenyi thermal baths, pool and spa or going to the Museum of Fine Art, I chose the museum.

Everyone else chose the spa.

That was ok for me as it gave me the ability to wander around the gigantic museum undistracted. The collection itself is massive with antiquities, sculptures and 3000 paintings and I swear they are all on display. The three hours I had was not nearly enough. There are countless famous names represented and their Flemish, Dutch, Italian and Spanish collections are comprehensive and impressive.

I was starting to run out of time but I decided to walk down a side path off of the main rooms and was amazed to find works by Rodin, Monet, van Gogh, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet and more. Insane. There was nothing to signal that these masters were tucked away, off to the side. No signs, nothing. It would have been worth it even without noticing these extra works but they certainly put it over the top.

Cameras are allowed but you have to pay a little extra and definitely no tripods - not even a Gorillapod.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/2 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2011-08-07 16:04:09
Posted: 2011-08-22 | 08:17





Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Given the choice between going to the (admittedly beautiful neo-baroque) Széchenyi thermal baths, pool and spa or going to the Museum of Fine Art, I chose the museum.

Everyone else chose the spa.

That was ok for me as it gave me the ability to wander around the gigantic museum undistracted. The collection itself is massive with antiquities, sculptures and 3000 paintings and I swear they are all on display. The three hours I had was not nearly enough. There are countless famous names represented and their Flemish, Dutch, Italian and Spanish collections are comprehensive and impressive.

I was starting to run out of time but I decided to walk down a side path off of the main rooms and was amazed to find works by Rodin, Monet, van Gogh, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet and more. Insane. There was nothing to signal that these masters were tucked away, off to the side. No signs, nothing. It would have been worth it even without noticing these extra works but they certainly put it over the top.

Cameras are allowed but you have to pay a little extra and definitely no tripods - not even a Gorillapod.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/2 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2011-08-07 16:04:09
Posted: 2011-08-22 | 08:17


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