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Life In Slovakia

In May 2008 I moved to live in Slovakia. This album captures some of the things I'm doing over there.

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A little walk by the Danube

I'd liked to hang around by the river, or cross it on one of the bridges and enjoy the sound of the water or watching the sun's light play on it. This was my first walk out of the center of the city along the riverside for a little way.

The Blue Church
The Blue Church
The Blue Church, from behind
The Blue Church, from behind
The Blue Church, from behind
The Blue Church, from behind
Looking east, with Stary Most in the background
Looking east, with Stary Most in the background
A tram on the road by the promenade
A tram on the road by the promenade
Looking west along the river
Looking west along the river
Looking back east to Novy Most, after going under it
Looking back east to Novy Most, after going under it
The castle on the hill
The castle on the hill
Views from the promenade
Views from the promenade
Building - not sure what - with interesting patterns on it
Building - not sure what - with interesting patterns on it
Looking back towards the city
Looking back towards the city
Looking back towards the city
Looking back towards the city
West towards Lafranconi bridge
West towards Lafranconi bridge
Looking over the river to hills in Austria
Looking over the river to hills in Austria
A nice pebble "beach" by a branch of the river
A nice pebble "beach" by a branch of the river
On a bridge looking at a river branch
On a bridge looking at a river branch
On a bridge looking at a river branch
On a bridge looking at a river branch
On the way back to Bratislava
On the way back to Bratislava
Looking back at Lafranconi bridge on the way back
Looking back at Lafranconi bridge on the way back

Around Bratislava

Some random photos from around Bratislava.






Trinitarian Church
Trinitarian Church
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace Gardens
Presidential Palace Gardens
Presidential Palace Gardens
Presidential Palace Gardens
Statue in Presidential Palace Gardens
Statue in Presidential Palace Gardens
Christmas tree outside of Presidential Palace
Christmas tree outside of Presidential Palace
Capuchin Church
Capuchin Church
Looking towards the clock tower
Looking towards the clock tower
Looking towards the clock tower
Looking towards the clock tower
Looking towards the clock tower
Looking towards the clock tower
In the main square
In the main square
The Opera of the Slovak National Theatre
The Opera of the Slovak National Theatre
Hviezdoslavovo Square
Hviezdoslavovo Square

Old Slovak locomotive
Old Slovak locomotive
St Martin's Cathedral
St Martin's Cathedral
St Martin's Cathedral
St Martin's Cathedral
Approach to Bratislava Castle
Approach to Bratislava Castle
Novy Most (New Bridge)
Novy Most (New Bridge)
Novy Most (New Bridge)
Novy Most (New Bridge)
Part of the castle, with river in the background
Part of the castle, with river in the background
The castle grounds
The castle grounds
View over Bratislava
View over Bratislava
The castle grounds
The castle grounds
View over Bratislava
View over Bratislava
View over Bratislava
View over Bratislava
View over Bratislava
View over Bratislava
Novy Most (New Bridge)
Novy Most (New Bridge)
Hotel wrapped up for Christmas
Hotel wrapped up for Christmas
Slovak National Museum
Slovak National Museum
View from my appartment in winter
View from my appartment in winter
Slovak National Theater on a slightly snowy day
Slovak National Theater on a slightly snowy day

New Year's 2008 (Euro Party)

I was in Bratislava on the night it saw in the Euro as Slovakia's new currency. Here are some photos from the event.

New year's partying in the main square
New year's partying in the main square
New year's partying in the main square
New year's partying in the main square
New year's partying in the main square
New year's partying in the main square
The Euro/2009 countdown
The Euro/2009 countdown
Euro symbol projected on a building
Euro symbol projected on a building
The Euro/2009 countdown
The Euro/2009 countdown
Lights in the sky
Lights in the sky
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations
New Year 2009/Euro Celebrations

Devin

Church in Devin
Church in Devin
Unknown building in Devin
Unknown building in Devin
Part of castle ruins
Part of castle ruins
Statue
Statue
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Ruins of a chapel near Devin Castle
Ruins of a chapel near Devin Castle
Cross from ruined chapel at Devin Castle
Cross from ruined chapel at Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
View over Devin
View over Devin
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Danube seen from Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Morava flowing into the Danube
Morava flowing into the Danube
Morava flowing into the Danube
Morava flowing into the Danube
Me at Devin Castle
Me at Devin Castle
Morava flowing into the Danube
Morava flowing into the Danube
Snowy hills seen from Devin Castle
Snowy hills seen from Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Morava flowing into the Danube
Morava flowing into the Danube
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
View over Devin
View over Devin
View over Devin
View over Devin
View over Devin
View over Devin
Frozen water outlet at Devin Castle
Frozen water outlet at Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
Frozen water outlet at Devin Castle
Frozen water outlet at Devin Castle
Frozen water outlet at Devin Castle
Frozen water outlet at Devin Castle
View over Devin
View over Devin
View over Devin
View over Devin
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Memorial for those killed in Soviet times
Memorial for those killed in Soviet times
Memorial for those killed in Soviet times
Memorial for those killed in Soviet times
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Morava carries ice into the Danube
Iec-skating on a frozen bit of the Morava river
Iec-skating on a frozen bit of the Morava river
Iec-skating on a frozen bit of the Morava river
Iec-skating on a frozen bit of the Morava river
Memorial for those killed in Soviet times
Memorial for those killed in Soviet times
Devin Castle
Devin Castle
The Danue river
The Danue river
The Danue river
The Danue river

Trnava

Just a half hour train journey to the north east of Bratislava, Trnava isn't a big place. It's certainly got a lot of churches for its size though, and a preserved synagogue (now serving as a home to art exhibitions) to boot. Not a must-see place, but certainly more than pleasant to hang around in for a while, especially on a sunny day.

Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
War memorial
War memorial
Main Street
Main Street
Building on Main Street
Building on Main Street
Saint Helena's Church
Saint Helena's Church
A rather curious EU-related advertisement
A rather curious EU-related advertisement
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Trnava Town Hall
Trnava Town Hall
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Looking towards the Jesuite Church
Looking towards the Jesuite Church
Unknown building
Unknown building
A smaller street to the north of the center
A smaller street to the north of the center
The place I took lunch (though I didn't end up with the pizza)
The place I took lunch (though I didn't end up with the pizza)
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Along Main Street
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Statue on Saint Trinity Square
Statue on Saint Trinity Square
Statue on Saint Trinity Square
Statue on Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Saint Trinity Square
Seemingly derelict building
Seemingly derelict building
Approaching St. Nicolas Church
Approaching St. Nicolas Church
Approaching St. Nicolas Church
Approaching St. Nicolas Church
Approaching St. Nicolas Church
Approaching St. Nicolas Church
St. Nicolas Church
St. Nicolas Church
St. Nicolas Church
St. Nicolas Church
St. Nicolas Church
St. Nicolas Church
Statue outside St. Nicolas Church
Statue outside St. Nicolas Church
The city wall
The city wall
Looking through the city wall to the modern city
Looking through the city wall to the modern city
Looking through the city wall to the modern city
Looking through the city wall to the modern city
Square before St. Nicolas Church
Square before St. Nicolas Church
St. Nicolas Church seen through the trees
St. Nicolas Church seen through the trees
Road alongside the city wall
Road alongside the city wall
Road alongside the city wall
Road alongside the city wall
St John The Baptist Cathedral
St John The Baptist Cathedral
Memorial near the Cathedral
Memorial near the Cathedral
Inside St John The Baptist Cathedral
Inside St John The Baptist Cathedral
Statue outside St John The Baptist Cathedral
Statue outside St John The Baptist Cathedral
St John The Baptist Cathedral
St John The Baptist Cathedral
St John The Baptist Cathedral
St John The Baptist Cathedral
Unknown building
Unknown building
Holocaust memorial in front of the synagogue
Holocaust memorial in front of the synagogue
Holocaust memorial in front of the synagogue
Holocaust memorial in front of the synagogue
The synagogue
The synagogue
Saint Helena's Church
Saint Helena's Church

Trencin

Another nice Slovak city, with an awesome castle.













































































































A Trip Over The Border: Hainburg

A short distance over the border with Austria - I actually walked from there back to my apartment in an afternoon once - lies the nice small Austrian town of Hainburg.









































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