Attila József was born in 1905 as the son of a soap factory worker and a peasant girl, in a poor district of Budapest, called Ferencváros. Despite coming from very unfortunate circumstances, he managed to become an internationally known poet. During his career, his source of inspiration has always been the women in his life, he was always in love with someone, even though he had very few actual relationships. His poems satisfied all social classes, this being one of the many reasons he became such a famous poet. Now you can see him sitting on the stairs staring at the water, with the first two lines of his most famous poem written on the side of the stairs, called “By the Danube”. Have a seat next to him, and enjoy the breath-taking view of the Danube, and the Castle of Buda on the other side.