Danube Cruise Trip, September 26-October 13, 2013
Part 24 - Budapest, Hungary - Matthias Fountain

This fountain (which had no water during our visit) depicts the great Renaissance king, Matthias. According to a 19th century ballad, King Matthias, while on a hunting expedition, met a beautiful peasant girl, Ilonka, who fell in love with him.

King Matthias.

The peasant girl Ilonka.

Galeotto Marzio, an Italian poet who lived in King Matthias's court.

The chief hunter, sitting in front of another hunter blowing his horn.

The bloodhounds. The middle one was reconstructed after being destroyed in World War II.

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