Architecture Inspired By the High Seas

This was about two blocks north of Pesti Barnabás utca and about one block west of Váci utca in Pest.

I have definitely seen faux-nautical buildings before, but I have never seen a building trying to be so classical with such nautical elements. There are sterns of ships sticking out of the facade of this building with women, and fish flanking each side. There are waves and shell-like shapes between each of the boats and figures, and very serene faces above.

There was a mast on the top of the building, but for some reason I didn't get a picture of it. I don't think it was especially aesthetically pleasing. It looked like wooden and rope telephone lines or tv antennas.

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