“Why do they blame me for all their little failings? They use my name as if I spent my entire days sitting on their shoulders, forcing them to commits acts they would otherwise find repulsive. ‘The devil made me do it.’ I have never made one of them do anything. Never. They live their own tiny lives. I do not live their lives for them.”
Neil Gaiman (1960 – )
Top: Private photo: The Boscolo Budapest Hotel, formerly the New York Palace (Hungarian: New York-palota) is a luxury hotel in the 7th district of Budapest, Hungary. Built by the New York Life Insurance Company as a local head office, its Café in the ground floor named New York Café (Hungarian: New York Kávéház) was a longtime center for Hungarian literature and poetry, almost from its opening on October 23, 1894 to its closure in 2001. The café was reopened on May 5, 2006 in its original pomp, as was the whole building. The statues and other ornaments on the front side of the building, as well as the ground floor café’s 16 imposing devilish fauns, each one beside the café’s sixteen windows, are the works of Károly Senyey.