Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bushwick in the Hungarian countryside?

One can find reminders of home in the most unlikely places--including Hungary!

The producers of "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" constructed a New York streetscape from the 1990s at Korda Studios outside Budapest. The loading docks are reminiscent of the Meatpacking District before models, celebutantes and those who either love or hate them made the neighborhood so damn trendy. The run down factories with dated advertisements on their brick facades; the apartment buildings adorned with cast iron fire escapes and a local bodega, however, are genuine slices of Bushwick in the Hungarian countryside. The only thing missing from this set are the increasing number of hipsters who continue to penetrate deeper into the neighborhood, but one can certainly argue their absence is not necessarily a bad thing.

1 comment:

MJJM said...

Very interesting photos ! The starkness. The magic shop. Very cool.