One day, I was sitting on the terrace of my beloved café Műterem, sipping a glass of refreshing cold beer, when I caught sight of this extraordinary object. The painted tin body of the suffering Jesus nailed to a wooden cross with some artificial flowers around is an ordinary sight along the roads in the rural parts of Hungary. But here, at the edge of the city centre, it surprised me.
Furthermore, from my perspective, focusing on the close environment of the cross, I saw a pretty single-level-building behind it, a winding narrow street and some trees around it. It gave off a bucolic atmosphere at that point, a nice good-old-days feeling. I love the 8th district because of these interesting details.
Actually, that’s it, dear users, I just wanted to share with you this surprising experience.
Alright, of course I became curious after all this, so I’ve learned that this crucifix is dated to the 19th century. Historians say that it marked the border of a property. It is well-known in the 8th district (Józsefváros) and local people recently started decorating and maintaining it.
I can recommend walking further up Koszorú street which is a nice mixture of old and new, stone and plant.