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The early views of Buda and Pest provide a fascinating combination of beauty, information and mystery, enabling us to see how these cities and their contemporary events were perceived by contemporaries. The story has a rich cast of characters including King Matthias of Hungary and his Renaissance library, The Holy Roman Emperor, Suleiman the Magnificent, the city of Nuremberg and Hans Sachs. Andrew Alchin will explain the technical, intellectual and historical background to which these views were produced and go on to examine them individually, using projected images. Andrew Alchin first visited Hungary as a tourist in 1965, and has had a lifelong interest in and affection for the country. He has lived in Budapest, on and off, for several years, studying Maths at Eötvös Loránd University and returning to work for IBM in Hungary between 1991 and 2002. He is a collector of old maps and views.