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Kecskemét's Amazing City Hall (Ödön Lechner)

This was designed by the famous Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner in the Secession style, a variation of Art Nouveau that incorporates elements of Hungarian folk art and which became the Hungarian national style. Masterpieces by Lechner include the Geology Institute http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130482111, the Postal Savings Bank http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130678536, Szent Laszlo Church http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130490945, a villa http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130489212, Kecskemét City Hall http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130648750 and the Applied Arts Museum http://www.pbase.com/image/128557313.

Information on Lechner is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ödön_Lechner

Kecskemét itself is a charming town, with exquisite architecture, but this structure is the reason I wanted to visit. Unfortunately it was dark and freezing, so another trip in better weather is in order.
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét: Wedding at City Hall
Kecskemét: Wedding at City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Kecskemét City Hall
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
Return to Kecskemét in nice weather
In the central courtyard
In the central courtyard
In the central courtyard
In the central courtyard
Exterior portal ceiling
Exterior portal ceiling