"If the eye that adventures the vision be dimmed by vice, impure, or weak, and unable in its cowardly blenching to see the uttermost brightness, then it sees nothing even though another point to what lies plain to sight before it. To any vision must be brought an eye adapted to what is to be seen, and having some likeness to it. Never did eye see the sun unless it had first become sunlike, and never can the soul have vision of the First Beauty unless itself be beautiful." Plotinus: On Beauty 1.6.9.
The Gresham Palace
The Gresham Palace, a Secessionist building based on the design by Zsigmond Quittner, is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Budapest. It was decorated by Zsolnay ceramics, its stained glass windows and mosaics are by Miksa Róth, the wrought iron works are by Gyula Jungfer, and the statues are by Ede Telcs and Géza Maróti. In its café the most outstanding figures of art met. The palace that was in a completely derilict condition after World War II has been restored to its original beauty.