Stained glass on WEDI.
12.5 x 25 cm
This mosaic is in the cupola of the entranceway.
The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is one of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It’s also the first thermal bath of Pest. It owes its existence to Vilmos Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. on his initiative, successful deep borings had been performed in the City Park, where later, in 1881 already an “Artesian bath” was in operation. However, this temporary type of bath was meeting the demands of the age less and less, so the Széchenyi Thermal Bath was built in 1913 on the basis of plans composed by Gyozo Czigler. The Bath was expanded in 1927 with a public bathing department for gentlemen and ladies and a beach site. In the middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation of a group thermal section in bathing suits as well as a daytime outpatient hospital (complex physiotherapy department).
The reconstruction of the pools of the swimming section, their equipment with water filtering and circulation devices was completed in 1999. The so-called fancy bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks and many other services.
Take a look at this little clip from Budapest…
This is a detail from a mosaic by the Hungarian glass artist Miksa Roth, who died in 1944. Many of his stained glass mosaics can be found in the Hungarian Parliament buildings.
After learning in his father’s workshop, he travelled abroad where he met glass painting. Returning to Hungary, he raised glass painting in Hungary to a standard internationally acknowledged by producing special colours. He established his workshop in 1885. His art first reflected historicism, and art nouveau later. He was engaged in decorative painting (e.g. glass pictures for Szt. István Cathedral and the Parliament). Together with Aladár Körösföi-Kriesch and Sándor Nagy, he designed the mosaic of the mental asylum in Lipótmezõ, Budapest and that of the Cultural Centre in Marosvásárhely. He wrote about his life in “Memories of a Glass Painter”.
His glass mosaics were a lesser known part of his art.