Balaton, the Hungarian Sea

This long-term project is about Lake Balaton, biggest lake in Central Europe. The pictures show its Central European flavour that is fading day by day because of cultural changes. It used to be a cultic lake, during the 1960s and 1970s, it was a major tourist destination for working class Hungarian people; but on the other hand it attracted the Eastern Block, all the people from the former Communist countries. It also served as a meeting point for Eastern and Western Germans who were separated by the Berlin Wall until 1990, but they could still travel and meet here. After the collapse of Communism, the region become less popular, slowly gained a broken-down-looking, only visited by Hungarians. However, a new renaissance can be felt nowadays, foreign tourists appeared again; but the old charm can still be experienced.