Saturday, 28 June 2014

Bedo House

 
 
 
Bedo House in the Lipotvaros district of Budapest is a superb example of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture, built by Emil Vidor in 1903. Restored after decades of neglect it now holds the Museum of Hungarian art displaying a private collection of furniture, graphics and interior design. 
 
 
 
 
 
There is also a café and a shop that sells reproduction and original pieces.
 
 
 
 
 
The Museum is so full of furniture and objects that it's difficult to take it all in.
 

 
 


an Aladdin's cave of beautiful objects
 
 
 


but also a chance to see the house from the inside





a wonderful gate separating two of the rooms.




 
Going up the stairs to the first floor - note the wood on the stairs, and the wrought iron bannisters
 

 
 


looking down - wonderful front doors as imposing from the inside as from the outside




 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Wonderful attention to detail, as in the etched glass on this window
 

 
 

 
and here
 

 
 

 
too many things to take everything in
 
 
 


the two windows at the back that overlook the courtyard




 
the same detail on the side of the balconies as at the bottom of the internal stairs
 
 
 

 

the inner courtyard - above the museum, the rest of the building is apartments




 
 
 
 


classic Art Nouveau bannisters




 
another wrought iron gate
 

 
 

 
stunning stained glass
 

 
 

 
different colours for each window

 
 
 


We really appreciated having the opportunity to be inside one of those magnificent buildings

 










Conventional toilets but a wonderful door
 

 


The café is very pleasant,




 
full of Art Nouveau furniture and objects - one of the customers was wearing period clothes which added to the atmosphere
 
 
 
 

 
lots of paintings and posters from the period
 

 
 

 
We stayed for a refreshing drink

 



 
and then went in search of Hold utca Market Hall and the Glass House Memorial Room - we did not manage to find either, despite having a map with us. So frustrating, but the beauty of Bedo House made up for it.
 
 
 









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    1. It is indeed, Olga. Great fun and the house is a real gem.

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