Further down, a colourful wall by Spanish artist Okuda commemorates the ‘Angel of Budapest’, Spanish diplomat Ángel Sanz Briz, who saved Hungarian Jews from war-time deportation. In view of the district’s more recent role as late-night party quarter, Luke Embden’s heart goes out to residents, the British artist appealing to revellers to “Love Thy Neighbour”. This is also an ideal setting for selfies.
At Kertész Street 27, a mellow mural by Spaniard Dan Ferrer borrows from Alice in Wonderland, portraying a girl breaking out from her environment, offering hope for the future. Turning into Wesselényi Street, at No.40, the cover of Time magazine from 1956 – when it named a Hungarian Freedom Fighter as the ‘Man of the Year’ – is recreated on a huge wall, commemorating the young heroes of the anti-Soviet uprising.
Works also arise from the annual Colourful City Festival (Színes Város Fesztivál), for which local and international artists create murals around a certain theme.