— I have found all the people very friendly and opened. Overall, I found the community here very supportive, genuine, and kind. I am humbled by how many people can speak English. Having lived in the US, I can speak a little Spanish but I don't speak it fluently. But here, I've been so impressed by how many people are able to communicate very well in English. My first impression of Budapest was that everything, even the less important buildings, are ultra-embellished. The stonework on these buildings is impressive. As someone who lives in Southern California, which was mostly built in the early or the middle of 20th century – so mid-century modern architecture is really popular there and it is really minimal and certain materials are always used –, I can see that in here everything is really embellished. I came here partly because I am attracted to something that is different from where I came from. Similar to Budapest, Los Angeles has a lot of Art Nouveau and Secession architecture. In particular, we have a lot Art Deco, which is a really strong traditional architecture there. I usually photograph landscapes, big mountains and the desert. So, for me to photograph a city scape, whether it has centuries of history – even millennial history – is really interesting. There are layers upon layers of culture and history here, while the space that usually I work is very open and natural.
As far as architecture goes, I really love the juxtaposition between things, such as Art Nouveau or Secession or Neoclassical versus the Bauhaus. There is such a contrast there but they are all grouped together. There is no isolation of just the Bauhaus style; they work right next to one another with that contrast.or a footnote, for it to be used in-text, the writer found some content necessary to include with the manuscript, however less initially important than the main copy. Therefore, it is necessary for the main copy to have more hierarchy than the footnote.