Thursday, October 1, 2009

Puszta, Hungary

Hungary-1, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Puszta is a concept often associated with the traditional Hungarian landscape. It means "plains", a vast wilderness of grass and bushes. With a capital letter and a definite article, it refers to the flattest parts of the Alföld (the Great Hungarian Plain). It was originally inhabited by cowherds, shepherds, and horseherds. From 1999, The Puszta (or Hortobágy National Park) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hungary.


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