Margaret Island on 19th Century Pictures

Margaret Island on 19th Century Pictures

Margaret Island on 19th Century Pictures
Written by Magdolna Gilányi
NSZL–Magyar Napló, Budapest, 2015., 204 pages
ISBN 978 615 5465 52 9

Language: 
Hungarian
3 500,- Ft
Available

This volume published with NSZL’s cooperation invites the reader to a real time-travel. As explained by the blurb: „After so many days of glory and devastating cataclysms, the history of Margaret Island cannot be indifferent for us. All the more so if we take into account that this part of Budapest unified nearly 150 years ago, was not at all easy to access until Margaret Bridge was built. […] Today, for many joggers, the completion of the circle around the Island is a must; there are sports facilities there, and it is a nice place for recreation, yet we feel like something is missing, as these facts do not tell much about the history of the Island or its exceptional geographical situation. Of course, the life and cult of Saint Margaret of the Árpád House, after whom the place was named, contributes to its special appreciation, and the changing views of her figure throughout history have been built into the landscape’s mystical image…”

This volume published by Magyar Napló gives the reader a worthy presentation of the relevant details related to Margaret Island, and leads us into its mysteries in the very heart of the capital city, and yet behind the scenes of culture history.