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Tatabánya: Hungarys largest Turul

Tatabánya: Hungary's largest Turul

The Turul is the most important bird in the origin myth of the Magyars (Hungarian people). It is a divine messenger, and perches on top of the tree of life along with the other spirits of unborn children in the form of birds. The Turul became a symbol of power, strength, and nobility, and it is still used today on the coat of arms of the Hungarian Army and the Office of National Security. (from Wikipedia)

We have seen this bird many times from the freeway below, but never realized just how enormous it really was. Nor did we know there was a crown on its head!

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Range View 10-Jan-2012 21:34
A very impressive statue, with excellent composition to display the size, a. wonderful capture Helen.
Zoltán Balogh03-Dec-2011 15:31
Wonderfully implemented, thanks for sharing! V
bill friedlander03-Dec-2011 00:21
Wow! It is huge! A golden crown on its head to symbolize its nobility. Great angle for this presentation. V
William Barletta29-Nov-2011 01:28
Indeed the bird is enormous. An impressive sight.
janescottcumming29-Nov-2011 00:15
Wow, that is enormous! Interesting bit of history.
Betty Vlasiu27-Nov-2011 18:03
Wonderful capture, nice pose, detail and color .