Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, the country's largest city and the political, cultural, and economic center.
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?
This group of straw pigs was for sale in a local craft market in Bratislava on a Sunday afternoon.
A nun makes her way up one of Bratislava's narrow, cobblestone streets.
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