It was around the time when Jesus Christ was born when the Romans first settled in the area around what is called today Bratislava. There they built a military camp of strategic importance to secure the trade routes. But why do you find statues of speared roman soldiers on the gates to the Bratislava Castle?
Recent photos from Bratislava
Bratislava is famous for its castle and the fact that you can see it from almost everywhere in the city. This photo was taken at the Hurban Square (Hurbanovo námestie) which kind of worked as a hub for us during our stay. As the weather wasn’t our best friend, the solution could only be “Blue-Hour-Photography”.
The Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising (Most SNP or Nový most) is the most popular part of Bratislava’s Skyline apart from the castle. This new bridge over the Danube connects the Old Town with the district Petržalka which is located right at the Austrian border. Special about the bridge is the so called UFO which sits high up on the bridge pillars on the southern end.
As the heavens opened up a bit and the UFO was illuminated in the orange light, it seemed to me as if I saw a version of the famous scene from the movie Independence Day – live in Bratislava. Surely, soon the first laser beams would appear across the Danube and raze the city to the ground…