On our way we traveled through the first lock:
It took forever because we had to wait for others to pass first– it was pretty cool once we entered:
After a few hours we were on our way again!
The visit to Bratislava was short, but sweet! Half a million inhabitants. Most were at work (we arrived at 2:30 or so). And it rained for a short time, like 10 minutes.
It’s home to a gigantic space ship:
It’s a restaurant that landed on a bridge years ago! So now you know where Slovaks came from — yes!
Just kidding of course, or am I?
As with all European cities–plazas take precedent because pedestrians take priority over vehicles.
I liked this sculpture in the plaza and in other places too:
As well as this piece that represents St Martin helping a beggar:
and this one — a sewer worker looking up dresses from a manhole:
and this one — a 10 foot crown on a church steeple that represents the coronation of a king:
perhaps this one — created to signify the end of the Russian occupation:
The buildings also look like sculpture:
or this church:
and lastly this government building:
Franz Liszt, a Hungarian composer spent some time in Slovakia — every Slavic country wants to claim him as their own:
Toward end of my visit I saw these fellas enjoying, well, you be the judge:
Needless to say they were animated!
So off once again.