Tag Archives: Bratislava

Train in Majori, Latvia

2020 Over, 2021 Beckons (what I did and what I hope to do)

This is a far briefer post than I could have imagined 12-months ago. I had some grand plans……. In September I should have been fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition to travel on the Trans-Siberian railway from St Petersburg to Moscow and on to Mongolia & China. The booking has been shunted to 2021 but I will […]

Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Central Europe

Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]

Bratislava Tram & Castle, Slovakia

Sunday Photo – Bratislava, Slovakia

My first overseas visit this year was for a business meeting in Bratislava in early January. Little did I know back then that my trip to the Slovak capital would be one of very few that I would make in 2020.

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]

My European Capital Ranking – 20 to 16

In to the top twenty in my ratings. To be honest there is a very thin line between them and a great time is pretty much assured in all of these fine cities. 20 Bucharest Bucharest scores great points for the huge municipal building (Palace of the Parliament), the worlds second biggest public building after the […]

Friday Photo 27

Today’s photograph was taken in February this year. It is a statue of Hans Christian Andersen. Surprisingly it was not taken in Andersen’s home city of Copenhagen but was actually shot in Bratislava. Not sure of the relevance of the snail – can anybody enlighten me? As an aside, I have read quite a bit […]