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.
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.
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.
The inner courtyard of Bratislava’s Old Town Hall.
Outside Starožitnosti Antique Shop at Gorkého 12.
Traditional pastries at Cafe Meyer located on Bratislava’s Old Town Square.
The Church of Saint Elisabeth with it’s beautifully painted ceiling and ornate details.
Street art and sculpture in the Presidential Gardens.
Always with love,