POTD: Kossuth Mausoleum #1

Kossuth Mausoleum #1 Budapest, Hungary 2011

Architectural detail from the massive mausoleum housing the remains of Lajos Kossuth, a former president of Hungary. He was a quite famous leader although his claim to fame seems somewhat confusing in that I’ve seen him referred to as both a “virtual dictator” and “freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe.” The size of his mausoleum would suggest the more positive view of him has won out, in Budapest anyway. Advocating for national independence always gives one the benefit of the doubt I guess, at least if the drive for independence is successful.]]>