The Margaret Island is under renovation. Although, by the plans the works will be finished until the end of May if you visit the Island now, you will see the constructions. Until they will be ready with the works, let’s have a look at the good old days of the island.
Every story of the Margaret island starts with Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary. At first he transformed the wild island to a beautiful park for himself and later he opened for the public. On this picture you can see his summer house there in the 1870s.
It was important to take care of the park. The gardeners was wearing traditions “folk costumes” and with or without boots.
The grand Hotel of the Island was built by the plans of Miklós Ybl.
Such as the imposing building of the Margit-bath.
After two decades in the beginning of the 20th century…
A family stands in front of the orange tree that stand at the same place today too.
Scenic view from the island to the brand new Lukács bath at Buda.
Japanese garden on 1939.
There was fusing life in the middle of the 20th century too at the Island. People enjoy the service of the Palatinus Bath in 1943.
After the WWII only the ruins remained to the good old days of the island.
Slowly the life returned to the island… new times brought new styles.
Margaret Island Today…
Walk around vie the google street view…
photos: pestbuda.hu; fortepan.hu