If you wonder what the pre-World War II Budapest looked like, if you want to walk on the former Kálvin Square or enter the Blaha Lujza Square National Theater, you can now do it with the help of a special video.
The Animatiqua creative studio brought to life the vanished buildings of Budapest, which do not only appear as photographs, but the images also turn into moving sequences.
The first part of the special animation series shows, among other things, the old National Theater in all its splendor, as well as the Hungária Nagyszálló on the quay of Pest, the old Elizabeth Bridge, the St. Demeter Church in Döbrentei Square, Kálvin Square and Lloyd Palace, which was the most beautiful classicist-style palace in the capital.
According to the Animatiqua studio, the best feature of the film is the paradoxical effect when the viewer perceives that the Danube is moving under the old Elizabeth Bridge, that the clouds are flying slower or faster, the fountain is bubbling, a little bird, a car or ship pops up on the Danube.
Thus, the viewer is taken to a completely different world and an era most of us only heard of
Fortepan’s images were used as the source of the film as they are considered to be the most reliable and authentic source.