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Helen Betts | profile | all galleries >> Around Hungary >> The Quiet Streets of Old Sopron tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

The Quiet Streets of Old Sopron

A town very close to the Austrian border, Sopron voted in 1921 to become part of Hungary rather than Austria, although German street and shop signs are much in evidence here. It has Roman ruins and walls as well as medieval buildings and is one of Hungary's oldest cultural centers. I have included quite a few images of the streets of Sopron, with their lovely old buildings; this is what I found to be the charm of the old town. Oddly enough, they were almost deserted, except for tourists or the odd person.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GALLERY IN PROGRESS!
Firewatch Tower in distance
Firewatch Tower in distance
Sopron, the Jewish ghetto
Sopron, the Jewish ghetto
The Old Synagogue, now museum
The Old Synagogue, now museum
Synagogue windows
Synagogue windows
The Jewish ghetto
The Jewish ghetto
Firewatch Tower (orig. 13th century)
Firewatch Tower (orig. 13th century)
City Hall (1896)
City Hall (1896)
Elegant bays
Elegant bays
Fő ter: 'Goat Church,' Trinity Column, County Hall
Fő ter: 'Goat Church,' Trinity Column, County Hall
Trinity Column detail
Trinity Column detail
1872
1872
Quiet scene
Quiet scene
Stately street
Stately street
A church street
A church street
Tranquil square...
Tranquil square...
...and down the street
...and down the street
A unique window
A unique window
New and old
New and old
Brilliant windows
Brilliant windows
Flowerboxes
Flowerboxes
School square
School square
Church and school in the square
Church and school in the square