nedeľa, 5. januára 2014

Visit Bratislava | Visit Bratislava

























My hometown







Maybe once we'll meet here...


Bratislava  is a capital of Slovakia  and with a population about
500 000 inhabitants...and  also the country’s largest city...

It is situated in the south-western part of Slovakia on the both banks of the River Danube... and  it is the city with a rich history...

The city was the capital of the *Kingdom of Hungary under
The Habsburg Monarchy from 1536 to 1783...


Bordering Austria  and Hungary, it is the only national capital  that  borders  two  independent countries


Bratislava and Vienna  are two  of the  closest European national capitals  to each other, at  less than 60 kilometers (37 mi) apart...


14 komentárov:

  1. Thanks, Viera, for sharing this beautiful video-clip of your lovely city, whose images brought back to me the unforgettable memories of my visits. However, In my modest opinion, the images don't do justice to the true beauties we find here and there as we stroll through those cobblestone streets and breathe the history of its glorious past and the prosperity of the present days...

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    1. I'm glad Belita that you've found some nice places in our city or in our neighbours (in Hungary, Austria)...

      “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
      ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  2. I loved the video, Viera! What a magnificent place. Makes me want to jump on a plane and visit :) Oh, how I wish I could. I can just imagine the beautiful photos I would return home with.

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    1. No problem Martha...you are always welcome ...You'll have the opportunity for a nice photos...I'm sure about it...

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  3. Hi! Nice capture. Watching the video,your country looks like a fairy tale world.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment...I'm very glad you liked this video...

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  4. Ja fajn, že si to video zaradila medzi svoje príspevky. Neviem, či ho náhodou aj ja nedoplním do článku, ktorý som písala o Bratislave už dávnejšie. Nech sa nám nestáva, že sa nás pýtajú, či sme z Maďarska, Slovinska alebo Česka :-)

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    1. Len ho doplň Danielka...Myslím si že v propagácii našej krajiny máme čo doháňať...

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  5. I did not know that there were so much people in Bratislava! I hope to visit your beautiful city one day, the video is very tempting! :o)

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  6. You're most welcome Malyss... However Bratislava is always a small city , skulking quietly in the shadow of Vienna and Budapest ,which are not far away from the city...but has a rich history...

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  7. The fireworks shot is excellent. And I loved the video. So well done with great music. Your city looks like a wonderful place. I would have one important question, though. How are Jews treated there? Is anti-Semitism on the rise? I know it is getting worse in Hungary.

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    1. Thank you Lowell for your lovely comment... and what I can say about Jews in Bratislava...
      I think that the Jews situation in Bratislava is different from the situation in Hungary...

      Seventy years ago we could find in Bratislava a sizable Jewish community and extensive Jewish Quarter.
      The Jewish population of Bratislava in 1969 was estimated at about 1,500. By the early 21st century it had dropped to around 800.
      Following the "Velvet Revolution" of fall 1989, the Jewish community also revived. Many individuals who had hidden their Jewish identity stepped forward, swelling the local congregation. A new rabbi, Baruch Mayers, began to officiate in Bratislava's congregation while serving at the same time as chief rabbi of all of Slovakia. The synagogue was used for the High Holidays, while a small room was utilized for services on regular days, though a minyan was not always present. Bratislava had a kosher restaurant, a Hebrew kindergarten, a Jewish old age home, a ḥevra kaddishawith a well-kept cemetery, and various Jewish associations and circles. As part of the Slovak National Museum, there was a Museum of Jewish Culture, with small exhibition rooms in the Jewish Street.
      Although the Jewish population is a little in the city, they‘re thousands of Jewish tourists here. Maybe Bratislava is the second most important Jewish pilgrimage site after the wailing wall. Due to Mausoleum Rabbi Chatam Sofer.
      Jews in Pressburg represented a huge contribution to the development of trade, largely due to its contact from Silesia to the Balkans after stagnation during the Turkish wars. They are responsible for the development of science from the right after health.
      "Among the tourists, there are those for whom Bratislava is one of the stops in Europe, but there are also groups for which the Bratislava sole and exclusive purpose. Come only for the Chatam Sofer, "it was said.

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  8. Yes, precious pictures, I love to go to Bratislava!

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  9. Excellent pictures. great photography.

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