Mujko the court fool, Szekesfehervar

  Mujko, statue of court fool

Mujko, statue of court fool

After five months in Bangkok, I am excited about taking photos in Hungary again. This image is from Szekesfehervar, one of the oldest city in the country. Stephan I (1000-1038), the first king of Hungary, built it up as the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom. Five centuries later the city was occupied by the Turks and destroyed when they withdrew at the end of the 17th century.  It also suffered serious damages from the Second World War. Now Szekesfehervar is a booming city with county status, and it has a beautifully renovated medieval city center. In the photo, Mujko (the statue of the court fool)  in the air sits on a wire rope and balancing with a long rod in his left hand – a reminder of Szekesfehervar's status as a crowning city centuries ago.