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Monday, 11 June 2018

Monday Mural - Empress Sissy

Empress Elizabeth of Bavaria, known as Sisi was married to Emperor Franz Joseph I, and was Empress consort of Austria, Queen consort of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia and Croatia, and spent a lot of time at the Royal Palace of Gödöllő near Budapest. 

Much loved by the Hungarians, they have named a boulevard, a bridge, a district and now a mural after their Queen, famous for her slim waist and long hair.

She was stabbed to death in 1898 at the age of 61, by an Italian anarchist while travelling in Geneva. With 44 years on the throne, she was the longest serving Empress of Austria.

Located at Rumbach Sebestyén utca 11-13, opposite the Rumbach Street Synagogue (closed for restoration), and also opposite the Rubik's cube mural in the VII district (Jewish district), it was painted in 2014 by Neopaint, and captures her beauty and regal spirit.





At the top the words Erzsébetváros mean Elizabethtown, and above the portrait in the oval are the names of streets in the district.





Budapest VII District (Jewish quarter)


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43 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying your Budapest finds, Sami. You found things I didn't see, including this one.
    But my post this week is also Sisi!! I was in Salzburg and found Sisi and Mozart lurking in an underpass in the town centre. https://travelwithintent.com/2018/06/10/salzburg-street-art-sisi-eleisabeth-mozart-famous-austrian-faces/

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    1. Thanks Debbie, yes I mentioned that we both had Sissy today, isn't that a funny coincidence? We probably didn't walk the same streets, and there were many I missed too of course.

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  2. I shouldn't think there are too many murals in the world depicting royalty.

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    1. Probably not Andrew, I have only seen one with Queen Elizabeth II.

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  3. This is beautiful. I remember the Elizabeth bridge you showed a few days ago and this makes it seem even more meaningful today with this beautiful mural.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, it was quite a different mural, soft and feminine.

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  4. I don't know here very well, Austrian royal families are a blindspot in my history more often than not

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    1. I first remember hearing about Sissi from watching the film with Romy Schneider when I was a teenager. But then you probably don't know who Romy Schneider is either, lol.

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  5. Parece saído de outra época.
    Fenomenal!!
    Bjs, boa semana

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    1. Obrigada Pedro, penso ser da cor que lhe da um aspecto mais antigo e suave.

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  6. It seems there are a lot of murals in budapest. This one is as beautiful as the others. Have a nice week and thanks for your beautiful blog

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    1. Thanks Kwarkito, I was surprised to find a lot of murals in Budapest.

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  7. Funny enough! There are three movies on her (from the years 1955-67) but either I haven´t seen the last one or I was too young, I didn´t know she was stabbed to death! Even more funnier: Yesterday night Ingo asked at a table if me might join - they were young Hungarians :-) And, my, that is a very difficult language - good thing there is English!

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    1. I just remember seeing the movie with Romy Schneider, and at the time I don't even think I knew it was based on the real Princess.
      I also found the Hungarian language difficult and the writing was even more with strange symbols... Yes, glad there is English.

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    2. Yes, the couple wrote down the different letters they have where we just have one!
      There is even a "movie" where they make fun of Sissy - I never saw it, though.

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    3. I've only ever known about the one movie.

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  8. She was a beauty, I visited her palace in Vienna and saw all the "Sissi movies" in the sixties! Nice tribute to her with the mural.

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    1. She was pretty indeed. I just remember seeing one movie with Romy Schneider.

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  9. Thank you for sharing! Glad I waltzed by here

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  10. A Sissi faz parte do meu imaginário, especialmente pelos filmes e histórias. VErdadeiras ou não criaram um mito. Este mural é espectacular!

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    1. Pois tambem me lembro bem do romanticismo do filme e na altura nem imaginei que era uma historia verdadeira. Obrigada Paula.

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  11. This is such a lovely tribute Sami, love the colours used. Is that an advertisement board at the lower end of the mural? Surely not.

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    1. Yes, it sadly is an advert for the Blue bird coffee shop. I don't know why they would put it there!

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  12. It is really beautiful! Too bad about that ad though!

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  13. This is about as complex and stunning as a mural could possibly be. I'm so glad you shared it with us.

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  14. Nice! That's History on the wall. :)

    Thank you for hosting, Sami. :)

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  15. Beautiful portrait, sad story.

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    1. Thanks Linda, yes a sad end to the Sisi's life.

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  16. Wow!
    This is good, although the story is sad.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I agree Jan, a beautiful mural, but she met a sad end.

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  17. Dearest Sami,
    What a fate for her! A life not to be envied; not easy.
    Good that they remember her in such a great mural!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Indeed, she was so beloved in Hungary, but out of the country it appears she wasn't and she had a tragic death.

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