The next day, Tuesday, we had sailed on to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
I noticed on the whole of my trip that in these big cities the buildings seemed very large, too large to easily photograph in total even with a fairly wide angle lens, so I found myself very often taking pictures of small pieces of decoration of which there was a lot.
The most striking thing about Bratislava was how much art work there was everywhere so this is what I have concentrated on showing you. (Not to overwhelm you with too many photographs.) Perhaps you can see the city in the background!
This statue of a fairy was one of the first things that caught my eye when we got off the ‘Noddy train’ that took us into Bratislava from the river.Our first visit was to the castle.You have to imagine another half of this to the right, a mirror image of what you can see.
From here I took a sneak peek down towards the river.As we were high up I was also able to look across to the other side of the river towards the industrial and residential districts. We didn’t have time to visit it but there is a restaurant in that saucer shaped construction at the top of the bridge tower.
Then we went into the old city – very picturesque.
Before we went to be taken back to the ship Catherine and I wandered in a park where there was an exhibition of photographs: colour and black and white.
Here is one of the monochrome displays. Further along we found a satue of Hans Christian Andersen. and of course I had to photograph this horse with a crochet headpiece. Not a comprehensive view of the city but I hope you enjoyed it.