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The Week That Was (Part Three)

This week didn’t leave much time for exploring Bratislava. My mother and I were busy at home preparing for Easter and painting the flat. I also had a special visit from Istanbul which meant that my mind was elsewhere but I still managed to snap some photographs.

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Lekáreň u Salvátora, a striking example of neo-renaissance architecture in Bratislava,  was once home to a beautiful pharmacy. Built by pharmacist Rudolf Adler in 1904, the first floor contained a pharmacy which operated until it was shut down in 1996. Today the first floor is abandoned and it’s such a shame to see a  culturally protected monument in such a state of disrepair. The building’s facade features a stone statue of Christ the Saviour by sculptor Alojz Rigele. 

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Bratislava’s Radio Building is – voted as one of the ugliest buildings in the world –  is now a protected architectural landmark. To me it’s iconic and I couldn’t imagine Bratislava without it.

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The inner courtyard of Bratislava’s Old Town Hall.

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Outside Starožitnosti Antique Shop at Gorkého 12.

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Traditional pastries at Cafe Meyer located on Bratislava’s Old Town Square.

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The Church of Saint Elisabeth with it’s beautifully painted ceiling and ornate details.

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SaveSavesignaturesignatureStreet art and sculpture in the Presidential Gardens.

Always with love,

Martina
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4 comments on “The Week That Was (Part Three)

  1. The rather apt combination of extraordinary architecture and cakes leads us through a sensuous adventure in Bratislava. I do wonder if the cage in the cafe Meyer is for those who cannot resist the urge to eat more cakes, but who must desist?

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    • Thank you James 🙂 Your comment made me laugh out loud. The cafe is located in a building that was once a palace dating from the early 18th century and which stood on Gothic foundations. During reconstruction a room was discovered in the celler along with three fountains and an ice hole. If you look into the “cage’ you can see the excavations that were done.

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  2. actually, i liked that ugly building, it is interesting 🙂
    and i think it’s not so ugly to win the ugliest building prize 🙂

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    • Hello Adil! Yes, I like the ‘ugly’ building as well. I pass by it almost everyday and I find it interesting to look at. I am glad that you don’t think it is so ugly that it should win a prize. 🙂

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