Independence Day | Bratislava, Slovakia

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…

Okay, back to reality. Of course, I didn’t witness aliens landing in the capital of Slovakia and the UFO didn’t come from light-years away. Instead, UFO is just the lovely name that has been given to the viewing point and restaurant on top of the New Bridge (also called Most SNP or Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising).


It was a grey winter day when we climbed up to the castle in Bratislava. I didn’t have much hope for good photos since the light was just too bad. However, sometimes it pays lugging the equipment all day – when the clouds broke up for a few minutes, I was very happy to have it with me. Finding the right vantage point proved difficult, because the castle was just in renovation. Therefore in the end I decided to take this panoramic view of the New Bridge over the Danube.

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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