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Bak Community Centre 1985-88

"The totemistic sacred bird of the ancient Hungarians was everywhere methodically removed from the memorials dedicated to the men who had fallen in the First World War. Thus it was in the village of Nemesnagybak too, whose name, incidentally, the Communists changed because it contained allusions to nobility, greatness and God.

Here, behind the demolished totem animal, the turul, a small cultural centre had to be built, or rather there was the opportunity to build one. Although there was no opportunity to replace the sacred bird on the memorial there was a change to build the cultural centre in the shape of a gigantic eagle with spread wings, where the locals could come to celebrate their feasts or spend their leisure time. It is covered in huge feathers and inside it is as blue as the sky, the roof being supported by columns with flowery capitals. I believe, and I am convinced, that nobody will ever dare banish, or demolish this bird again."


Bak Community Centre 1985-88

Bak Community Centre

 

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Bak Community Centre

 

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