While cleaning the bookshelf the other day my mother and I came across a guidebook to Prague written in 1967. My mother wanted to throw it out because it was written in German and so […]
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 […]
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. Bratislava’s Old Town Hall is the oldest city hall in the country, dating back to the […]
Bratislava has a surprising amount of street art and I am not talking about graffiti. Yes, there is a difference between street art and graffiti. Street art is constructive, asks important questions, it takes a […]
Over 130,000 people in Bratislava live in prefabricated communist housing blocks called panelaks and most of them are located in a district of Bratislava called Peterzalka. I have mixed feelings about panelaks. My uncle lives in […]
Presidential Palace Gardens, Medieval Streets & Communist Structures.
Bratislava’s brutalist and communist-era architecture are hard to ignore. It’s part of Bratislava’s identity and part of its history that I, sadly, know very little about. I was only a toddler when my parents fled […]