Sculpture of the Boys of the Pál Street

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Sculpture of the Boys of the Pál Street

Sculpture of the Boys of the Pál Street
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,245 contributions
Interesting scene
Feb 2020
On first approach, this collection of sculptures, looks very different than the norm, a group of boys, (bronze statues) playing marbles. On further investigation it is representing a scene from a novel, “The Paul Street Boys” written by the Hungarian author Ferenc Molnar, within the scene there is a group playing marbles and two boys (Bullies) from another group looking on in a menacing manner.
Written April 16, 2020
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Yesim A
Istanbul, Turkey6 contributions
Children of PAL Street
Dec 2019 • Couples
İt was my favourite book during my childhood.When I heard that their author was Hungurian and their sculptures were built in Budapest,I just couldnt stop myself from visiting them..
Worth seeing them although they are just somehow hidden in a corner on a steet!!
Written January 4, 2020
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,304 contributions
Great Sculpture
Nov 2019
Budapest has many sculptures dotted around the city and this one we came across by pure accident whilst passing time on our final morning. You can see the pleasure of the boys playing their game. A great sculpture.
Written November 23, 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
And the game is going on.
May 2019 • Solo
The sculpture group depicts a scene from Ferenc Molnár's eternal novel, Pál Street Boys. You see, they just came from school because the bags are lying next to them. Two of the teams play genuinely with the marbles, but the third keeps his eyes on the two distant ones. They seem to not care about the others, but they are secretly watching them with jealousy.
As you look at the sculptures, you suddenly want to stand between them and take part in the game.
Written May 24, 2019
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Mr Nob
Australia5,877 contributions
Sculptures
May 2019 • Couples
Hidden in a back street are a set of quirky sculptures paying homage to a Hungarian author's story of a group of young lads. Beautifully done and i guess its more relevant if you've read the book. Worth a photo opportunity though
Written May 14, 2019
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Gary H
Budapest, Hungary213 contributions
Masterful Hungarian Novel.
Apr 2019 • Couples
This masterful piece of Hungarian literature by the highly acclaimed Hungarian author Ferenc Molnar,released in 1906, is a must read.Molnar was just not a writer but a poet,dramatist,playwright and stage director,which still today his legacy is thought to be that of Hungary's most celebrated playwright.My reading of " A Pal utcai fiuk" - The Paul Street Boys, rekindled in me similarities when I first read William Goldings novel - Lord of the Flies. The underlining need by the boys associated with the theme of these (2) two novels was to "govern themselves" to acheive the outcome they saw as there property/patch and for there survival. In the "gloaming" years of my earthly life, the read of this book, re-kindled within me,childhood memories of "territorial" district boyhood street gangs that did exist in the lower socio-economis suburb/district that I was born and raised in Melbourne,Australia.The sculptures, life like in there quality of work, are a must visit, but to truely under-stand what there message is, the read of the novel even of its authors background is my opinion of recomendation.
Written April 18, 2019
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,789 contributions
boys sculpture
Apr 2019 • Couples
We are not familiar with the books that other people are mentioning in reviews.

We took a wrong turn one evening on the way back to our hotel in Josefvaros and spotted this and took a few pics. We liked it and there are lots of things like this around the city.
Written April 15, 2019
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Gad F
Reggio Emilia, Italy110 contributions
Beautiful (if you read the book or saw the movie)
Aug 2018 • Solo
This monument is great for anyone that has read the book or seen the movie.
I've seen the movie and really loved this place, because it took me back to my chilhood in 10 seconds straight...
I also think that the statues are very good, like all the many sculptures you can see in Budapest
Written September 10, 2018
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Jovana L
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions
Starigh back to childhood
Apr 2018 • Solo
I am a big fan of the "Paul Street Boys" book , as it defined a big part of my childhood, so this was a very special day for me. I visited the original "Grund" on the corner of the Mária and Pál street where the boys used to play, went to the botanical gardens, but this monument might be my favorite stop. Beautiful book, beautiful way to honor the childhood heros of so many children.
Written July 7, 2018
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Antonio J
189 contributions
My fav monument in Budapest
Dec 2017
It is very subjective opinion, but I love this monument, coz it always brings me back my childhood memories based on the Ferenc Molnar's novel.
Written April 1, 2018
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