Thursday, May 22, 2014

Look who's in Budapest

First two photos by Richard Schear, May, 2014

"Hmm, there seems to be a little boy on my dog."

"Hey, what happened? I thought I saw a little boy on my dog, but he's not there now. I must have imagined it. Now, what was I doing here?"

I've always been a Peter Falk fan, ever since his performance in Pocketful of Miracles, the story based on characters from Damon Runyon's stories.
My siblings and I thought Falk was a lot like our dad, smart, funny, absentminded, and looking like his clothes had been put together from spare parts.

Wikipedia photo, below

An Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning actor, Falk may or may not have a star in Hollywood, I don't know, but I know there's a statue of Columbo and his dog in Budapest, Hungary. 
Falk was born in New York in 1927, but his mother had Hungarian roots.
In addition to his ancestry, Falk was known in Hungary and, indeed, around the world for his inimitable performance in the long-running TV movie series


Kay said...

This is a statue of Peter Falk? Oh my! In Budapest, no less? Wow! This is so cool.

Gattina said...

That's a very nice street statue ! I just scrolled through all your Budapest photos, it looks like a beautiful town. It's on my travel list !

SquirrelQueen said...

Peter Falk was one of my favorites too. I loved him in Colombo. That statue is so cool.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Columbo was 'must see' television in the Mac's household during the 70's. Do you know, though, I cannot ever recall his having a basset hound? Great sculpture though. The first picture is fab. YAM xx

Susan said...

So cute! And made to be interacted wish.

Mara said...

That is the last place I would have excpected a statue of him! Then again, I have seen a statue of Charlie Chaplin in Waterville, Ireland and there is a statue of Marilyn Monroe in Haugesund, Norway!

Susie Clevenger said...

I looked through all your travel photos. How wonderful!! Such amazing things to see! I am jealous! :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What an amazing statue! I love traveling with you!