01-Manhole with City Seal
02-Erzsebet Square is on the left. Karoly Korut (the street at bottom right) leads to the Jewish quarter and synagogues.
03-Yellow building on Karoly Korut seen from Deak Ferenc Street.
04-Karoly Korut, on the way to the Great Synagogue (toward the right)
05-On Karoly Korut, Tram No. 49 heads to the left to Deak Ferenc Square
06- Blue lines show Jewish Quarter. Two synagogues are shown by "A" symbol. (Google Maps)
07-The Dohány Street Synagogue complex consists of the Great Synagogue (1), the Jewish Museum (domed building), the Heroes' Temple, the graveyard (2) and the Holocaust memorial (3). The pavement at the entry is in the shape of a Menorah. (Map, Google Earth.)
08-Great Synagogue from Karoly Korut
09-The Great Synagogue
12-The Raoul Wallenberg Emlékpark (memory park) in the rear courtyard.
13-The Jewish Museum (stone cube with dome) stands on the site of Theodore Herzl's house of birth. Built 1930 in the synagogue's architectural style and attached in 1931 to the main building. Holds the Jewish Religious and Historical Collection.
14-Sanctuary. Largest synagogue in Eurasia and second largest in the world after Temple Emanu-El, NYC. 2,964 seats (1,492 for men; 1,472 in the women's galleries). The synagogue is 75m long and 27m wide, built 1854–59 in Moorish Revival style.
15-Ark, Great Synagogue. Note the organ. Building badly damaged by air raids during Nazi Occupation and more so during the Siege of Budapest. During the Communist era the damaged structure again became a prayer house for the much-diminished Jewish community.
16-Ceiling, Great Synagogue. The restoration was financed by the state and by private donations, largely by a $5 million donation from Hungarian Jewish immigrant Estée Lauder. A three-year program of reconstruction was completed in 1996.
17-Skylight, Great Synagogue
18-Stained glass windows in upstairs Museum area
19-Looking to the back of (entry to) the sanctuary
20-The cemetery is enclosed by the Jewish Museum (out of photo to the left), the Dohany synagogue (background), and Wesselenyi Street (behind us). More than 2,000 of those who died in the ghetto in the winter of 1944-1945 are buried here.
21-The Raoul Wallenberg Emlékpark (memory park) in the rear courtyard.
22-Memorial of the Hungarian Jewish martyrs. Made by Imre Varga, 1989, it resembles a weeping willow whose leaves bear inscriptions with the names of victims.
23-Memorial tree, rear of synagogue
26-Memorial willow tree
27-Leaves with names of martyrs
28-Memorial to Raoul Wallenberg and other Righteous Among the Nations. Stones placed on the marker by visitors have to be swept clear of the inscription.
29-Wesselenyi Street to left of synagogue
30-The synagogue in Rumbach Street, 1872, designed by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. The synagogue shows eastern influence, its two towers like minarets. Behind the street-front is the centrally focused, octagonal, domed structure of the synagogue. (Map by Google Earth)
31-Rumbach Synagogue, street entrance.
32-Rumbach Synagogue, street façade.
33-Rumbach Synagogue interior. Not a consecrated, functioning synagogue. Exterior restored, but interior restoration awaits. The ark would stand in the blank space on the back wall.
34-Rumbach Synagogue, looking up at dome from below. I found online verification that an ambitious art exhibit was mounted here in 2009.
35-Rumbach Synagogue, SE window. See aerial view, image 30.
36-The Old Jewish Quarter, pre-war houses
37-New courtyards (shown by arrow) in the old Jewish quarter. RSS is the Rumbach Street Synagogue. (Google Earth)
38-New courtyards and pedestrian bridges in the former Jewish Quarter
39-Jewish Quarter, new (left) and old
40-Jewish Quarter. Building rehabilitation underway.
42-On Muzeum Korut, having left the synagogue area, passing the Hungarian National Museum, on the way to the Market Hall.
43-From lower left to upper right: Liberty Bridge, Great Market Hall, and dark diagonal street points to steeple of Reform Templon. (Google maps)
44-Reform Templom on Kalvin Square, seem from Gonczy Street.
45-Looking south on Gonczy Street to the Great Market Hall. Mind the trench!
46-Pipa Street, Great Market Hall on left, Vamhaz Korut (street) crosses ahead.
47-Great Market Hall
48-Great Market Hall from Vamhaz Korut. Vamhaz leads to the Liberty Bridge (to the right).
49-Great Market Hall from Vamhaz Korut. As it was Sunday, it was closed.