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The Week that Was (Part Two)

This week included precious time spent with my mother, a visit to Bratislava’s Blue Church and to ÚĽUV – Bratislava’s Centre for Folk Art Production.

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Bratislava’s Old Town Hall is the oldest city hall in the country, dating back to the 14th century. It has gone through several reconstructions and is now home to Bratislava’s City History Museum. 

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Tributes left at Bratislava’s SNP Square for journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiance Martina Kusnirova – both shot in their home. The killing of this young couple caused outrage and protests across the country causing several key government officials to step down.

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View of Bratislava’s Trinity Church and Micheal’s Gate in the fog.

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The Church of St. Elizabeth is commonly known as Bratislava’s Blue Church. Architect Ödön Lechner built it in the Hungarian Secessionist style.  The church is consecrated to Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II. What makes it special are the tiny mirror mosaics that decorate its facade.

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Bratislava’s ‘New’ Market was built in 1983 by architect Ivan Matušík. What makes this building special is that it was built in the ‘high-tech’ architecture style, also known as Structural Expressionism – a type of modern architectural style that incorporated high-tech industry and technology into the building design. These type of design reveals the structure of the building both on the outside and inside of the building with the visual emphasis being placed on exposing the internal steel and concrete structure.

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Hand carved wooden folk art sculptures outside in ÚĽUV’s courtyard. The shop is on the main shopping street in town and easy to access.

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My mother and I spent a lovely time exploring the city and our adventures always include coffee and cake. This time at Kafíčko. With our coffee, we shared a slice of raw white chocolate cake. I don’t eat gluten and prefer to keep a sugar free diet but sometimes you need to indulge a little and this piece of cake was worth it.

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Oldest Shop in Town is part of Bratislava’s Trade Museum. Established in 1983, the interior of the shop is a reproduction of the type of shop you would find in Bratislava in the early 20th century. The walls are covered with old advertising signs and they sell all type of souvenirs including Bratislava rožky – the famous local crescent-shaped rolls filled with a nut or poppyseed filling.

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Eating Pho!
I’m very picky about my pho and I have to admit that there are not many places in Bratislava that do it well but when I am in town and I get hungry I go to Asian, a Vietnamese restaurant located at Obchodna 21. I order the Tofu pho. It’s cheap and it hits the spot.Enter a caption

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2 comments on “The Week that Was (Part Two)

  1. A post full of delights, and informative!

    Liked by 1 person

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