Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saint Stephen's Lion

Lion Head Door Knocker, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary  © Doug Hickok
(Velvia slide film)

Saint Stephen's Basilica was built in the neo-Classical style in 1905 and is the tallest building in Budapest. As with the tallest church in Charleston (Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church, 255 feet.), city regulations state no building in Budapest shall be taller than Saint Stephen's (315 feet). This door knocker shows beautifully ornate metal work, and a rather docile looking lion head awaiting your entry.

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