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Budapest Metro

The Budapest Metro is the rapid transit system in the Hungarian capital Budapest. It is the oldest electrified underground railway system in continental Europe, is only pre-dated by the London Underground. Budapest's iconic Line 1 was completed in 1896; the original metro line 1 ran for 5 km from Vörösmarty tér to Széchenyi fürdõ. Work on line 2 started in the 1950s, although the first section did not open until 1970, it follows an east-west route, connecting the major Déli railway stations. Planning for Line 3 began in 1963 and construction started in 1970 with help of Soviet specialists; the first section, consisting of six stations, opened in 1976. It was extended to the south in 1980 with five additional stations, to the north in 1981, 1984, 1990, with nine additional stations. With a length of 16 kilometres and a total of 20 stations, it is the longest line in Budapest. In the 1980s and 1990s, Line 1 underwent major reconstruction. Of its 11 stations, eight are original and three were added during reconstruction.

The original appearance of the old stations has been preserved, each station feature displays of historical photographs and information. There is a Millennium Underground Museum in the Deák Ferenc Square concourse; the metro consists of four lines, each denoted by a different colour. M1 Földalatti runs from Mexikói út south-west towards the river; the M2 line travels east-west through the city. The M3 runs in a broadly north-south alignment, interchanging with the three other lines; the M4 line commences at Keleti pályaudvar and travels south-west, crossing the river, to terminate at Kelenföld vasútállomás. Line 1 runs northeast from the city center on the Pest side under Andrássy út to the Városliget, or City Park. Like Metro 3, it does not serve Buda. Line 1, the oldest of the metro lines operating in Budapest, has been in constant operation since 1896. There are plans for the future for a resurrection with more stations. Line 2 runs east-west from Déli pályaudvar in Buda's Krisztinaváros, through the city center, to Örs vezér tere in eastern Pest.

It offers connections to Hungarian State Railways at Déli and Keleti pályaudvars, to metro Lines 1 and 3 at Deák Ferenc tér, to line 4 at Keleti pályaudvar, to suburban railway lines 8 and 9 at Örs vezér tere, to suburban railway line 5 at Batthány tér. Prior to line 4's opening, it was the only metro line. Line 2 underwent major reconstruction in the late oughts, with all of the track and stations completed in 2008. Line 3 runs in a north-south direction on the Pest side of the river and connects several populous residential areas with the Inner City, it has a transfer station with Line 1 and Line 2 at Deák Ferenc tér, a transfer station for Line 4 at Kálvin tér. It is the longest line in the Budapest Metro, its daily ridership is estimated at 610,000. Line 4 runs southwest-northeast from Kelenföldi pályaudvar in Buda's Kelenföld neighborhood to Keleti Railway Station in Józsefváros. With a length of 7.4 kilometres, it connects to Hungarian State Railways at its termini, to the metro's Line 3 at Kálvin tér, to Line 2 at Keleti.

Line 4 comprises ten stations. The Purple Line 5 is a proposed north-south railway tunnel to connect the separated elements of the suburban rail network, namely the H5, H6 and H7 HÉV-lines, optionally the Budapest-Esztergom and Budapest-Kunszentmiklós-Tass railway lines; the project does not have mainstream political support, only included in long-term plans. The first phase would be the extension and connection of the southern H6 and H7 lines to the Astoria metro station via the Kálvin tér, thus connecting these lines to the metro lines M2 M3 and M4; the second phase would create a connection to the metro line M1 as well at the Oktogon, the M3 at Lehel tér cross the Danube to the Buda side to connect the H5 HÉV towards Szentendre. The usual BKK tickets and passes can be used on all lines. Single tickets can be re-used. There are plans for an automated fare collection system. A contract for a system terminated in 2018 without completion. By the first half of 2020, the completion of the electronic ticketing system will be completed 2003 film Kontroll is a gritty crime thriller set in the metro system, winning various awards.

List of metro systems List of automated urban metro subway systems Budapest Metro Map 2016–17 on Google earth with geolocation BKK Zrt. – official website Budapest Metro Track map Budapest at UrbanRail.net Budapest Metro Map Tourist attractions near the metro station

Rick Amor

Rick Amor is an Australian artist and figurative painter. He was an Official War Artist for Australia. Rick Amor was born in Frankston, Australia, he has a certificate in art from the Caulfield Institute of Technology, Associate Diploma in Painting from the National Gallery School, Melbourne. He began exhibiting at the Joseph Brown gallery in 1974 and has shown annually at Niagara Galleries since 1983. Amor has been exhibited nine times, he has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies, allowing him to work in London, New York and Barcelona. In 1999 he was one of the first Australian artists to be appointed as the Official War Artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial, the first since the end of the Vietnam War. Over the course of his artistic career, Amor has held over 70 solo exhibitions and over 100 group shows. In 2013 a 30th Anniversary exhibition of his extended practice was held at Niagara Galleries. In 1990 McClelland Gallery curated a major survey exhibition of his paintings, which went on to tour various regional galleries in Victoria and South Australia throughout 1990 and 1991.

An exhibition of his prints toured various regional galleries in Victoria and Tasmania between 1993 and 1994. In 1993 another exhibition staged by Bendigo Art Gallery toured Australia. Amor's most recent exhibitions include Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic at Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide in 2017, Rick Amor: 21 Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra in 2014, Rick Amor: From Study to Painting in 2013 at Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, an exhibition at the Australian Print Workshop in 2012. Recent significant group shows have included the 2017 Blue Chip XIX: The Collectors’ Exhibition, at Niagara Galleries, the Melbourne Art Fair and the Small Sculpture Fair at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in 2013. In the 2005, Peter Berner interviewed Amor for a documentary about the Archibald Prize entitled Loaded Brush. Major texts on Amor's work have been published in the last twenty years; these include Barry Pearce's 100 Moments in Australian Painting, published in 2014 by NewSouth Publishing, Gary Catalano’s biography, The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor and his Art, published by The Miegunyah Press in 2001, Gavin Fry’s richly illustrated monograph, Rick Amor, published by The Beagle Press in 2008.

Rick Amor's work borrows from the pictorial traditions of Symbolism and Surrealism. The legacy of these art movements manifests within the poetic quality of Amor's style. Amor's handling of light and his alluring manipulation of depth of field in his paintings achieves a sustained sense of tension and mystery that insinuates a multiplicity of meanings, his works include psychologically potent symbolism and his landscapes in particular convey a disquieting atmosphere, with objects saturated by contrasting light and shadows. His major recurring subjects are the solitary watcher, figures at twilight, the vast emptiness of urban spaces and quiet mysterious interiors. Throughout his journalistic works, such his war paintings of East Timor his works are capitvating for their unfathomable subtexts. Sebastian Smee wrote in a review of Amor's 2008 retrospective exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art, that he was: Since the early 1990s, Rick Amor has incorporated sculpture into art practice. Amor works in the medium of bronze for his sculptural works.

He begins the process of creating each mould at home, which he has cast in foundry using the Lost-wax casting method. Amor's sculptures are object and figure based, are incredibly textural to achieve an impression rather than a replication of the subject. Amor's skill in the medium of sculpture has been recognised by The National Gallery, Canberra who has purchased a two-metre-high bronze sculpture of a dog – "a made-up dog, a survivor". Moreover, in November 2007 Rick Amor won the prestigious $100,000 McClelland Sculpture Award for his haunting work Relic. ArtsACT commissioned a version of Relic for the city of Canberra, in situ near the intersection of Childers Street and University Avenue.. Images Rick Amor is represented in numerous permanent public collections. Australian public collections include National Gallery of Canberra. 2014 The Australian Print Workshop George Collie Memorial Award, The Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne 2007 The McClelland Award, McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park, Victoria 2000 Awarded the Visual Arts/Craft Board London Studio, England 1995 Awarded the Visual Arts/Craft Board Green Street Studio, New York 1991 Awarded the Visual Arts/Craft Board Barcelona Studio, Spain 1989 National Australia Bank Art Prize 1987 Castlemaine Drawing Prize 1980 Artist in Residence, Victorian Trades Hall Council 1975 Visual Arts Board Grant 1968 National Gallery Traveling Scholarship 1967 National Gallery Drawing Prize Hugh Ramsey Portrait Prize Gavin Fry Rick Amor, Beagle Press.

ISBN 0-7241-0233-7, ISBN 9780724102334. Gary Catalano The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor and His Art, Melbourne University Publishing. ISBN 0-522-84948-2. Davida Allen, Rick Amor, Stephanie Burns et al; the Australian Drawing, Australian National University. Rick Amor - website: rickamor.com.au Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz - http://catalogue.rickamor.com.au/ Niagara Galleries The artist's own web page Art Right Now Making Portraits Rick Amor at Australian Art Work in the Ballarat

Sergiyevsky District

Sergiyevsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the twenty-seven in Samara Oblast, Russia. It is located in the north of the oblast; the area of the district is 2,720 square kilometers. Its administrative center is the rural locality of Sergiyevsk. Population: 47,548; the population of Sergiyevsk accounts for 18.2% of the district's total population. Самарская Губернская Дума. №179-ГД 18 декабря 2006 г. «Устав Самарской области», в ред. Закона №6-ГД от 11 января 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Устав Самарской области». Вступил в силу 1 января 2007 г. Опубликован: "Волжская коммуна", №237, 20 декабря 2006 г.. Самарская Губернская Дума. Закон №189-ГД от 28 декабря 2004 г. «О наделении статусом городского округа и муниципального района муниципальных образований в Самарской области», в ред. Закона №23-ГД от 30 марта 2015 г. «Об осуществлении местного самоуправления на территории городского округа Самара Самарской области». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня официального опубликования.

Опубликован: "Волжская коммуна", №247, 31 декабря 2004 г.. Самарская Губернская Дума. Закон №45-ГД от 25 февраля 2005 г. «Об образовании городского и сельских поселений в пределах муниципального района Сергиевский Самарской области, наделении их соответствующим статусом и установлении их границ», в ред. Закона №106-ГД от 11 октября 2010 г. «О внесении изменений в законодательные акты Самарской области, устанавливающие границы муниципальных образований на территории Самарской области». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Волжская коммуна", №36, 28 февраля 2005 г