Photographer's Note

These wrought iron gates were made by Henrik Fazola (a.k.a.Fassola) (1730-1779). He was a blacksmith in Würzburg Germany before the bishop of Eger brought him to Hungary to work on the new Heves County Hall. He made these two gates between 1759-61 for a corridor separating offices in the County Hall. They are known as the “Grape Gate” and the “Coat of Arm Gate “, and become one of the must see tourist attraction of Eger. People liked his work very much, he received many other commissions in Eger. With the money he made as an artist he invested it in iron mining and manufacturing. He was successful as business man also, the factory he started in Diosgyor in 1771, grew into a factory employing 15,000 people 200 years later.

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