"Szent Gellért-szobor" Gellert Statue - Szt Gellért Szobor Tip by sinisar

  01. V 2006. 09:14
by sinisar
 
 

Nearly 7 metre high bronze statue which looks across Pest from the side of Gellért Hill stands in the middle of a crescent-shaped arcade. The evangelist and bishop St Gerard is raising a cross towards the sky in his right hand while a Hungarian pagan warrior looks up at him from his feet. Gyula Jankovits was the sculptor of the Gerard figure, and Aladár Gárdos formed the pagan in 1904. Imre Francsek prepared the architectural plans for the composition. The Statue of St Gerard is one of ten statues endowed by Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. Its height was originally planned to be 3 metres, but it was suggested its size should be increased to 10-12 metres so it would not be dwarfed by the hill.

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