It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the Slovak Executive. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions.The history of the city has been strongly influenced by people of different nations and religions, namely by Austrians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Slovaks, and Jews.
A colorful local sign in Bratislava.
I was quite surprised to see this large statue of Joseph Stalin on display in Bratislava, Slovakia. Turned out it's part of an art/cultural exhibition, but many locals were not impressed. It's been hit by an assortment of items, including a large can of red paint, and who can blame the culprits as Stalin was a tyrant, and the murderer of millions of people. Can you see the remains of the red paint?
A group of women performing a traditional dance inside Bratislava's City Museum; it was quite exciting
She was (and is) the cutest member of the dance group mentioned above.
Like most European cities, graffiti is a way of life, and this application of same seemed to destroy the local ambiance.
This group of straw pigs was for sale in a local craft market in Bratislava on a Sunday afternoon.
Clever street art in Bratislava, Slovakia
Tourists have fun in this very friendly city, and this bunch settled on a group photo; note the street art.
A nun makes her way up one of Bratislava's narrow, cobblestone streets.
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