We’d decided to visit
Craftsmen Days: While waiting for the bus, we were lucky enough to meet 2 lovely Viennese women, an older mother and her 50ish daughter who were traveling to
|The mother had a lovely smile and laugh but she didn't like smiling for photos.They had been to the US including Vegas; every European we met last trip and this one seems to have been to or can't wait to go to Vegas when in the US.|
|I just wonder who loves gingerbread!!|
|This woman sold eggs beautifully covered with embroidery as did the woman below.|
|Reminded me of the scene in the movie 'Ghost' with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.|
|Men and their cars: another car show but a smaller version of the one we'd seen in Torun, Poland earlier this trip.|
|Weird seeing the sign only in English.|
|The musicians were playing in front of the Slovak National Theater built in 1886.|
|Found this fun to watch for a bit especially knowing I would never have the patience for such detailed work, let alone the eyes.|
|You should have seen the set of abs (or 6 pack as you'd say, Nina!) on this fellow.|
The following are just photos of street scenes I hope you find interesting..
|All things Klimt, i.e. the famous Austrian painter.|
|Steven and another Suit of Armor shot!|
|Zero Point, i.e. distances from Bratislava to various points around the world.|
|Weird again seeing this in English.|
|Sure never seen anything like this before on a street.|
|The Adoration Chapel|
|Wish I knew what this UFO looking tower was.|
|Had time on our hands before catching the 4:05 bus back to Vienna so decided to hike up to Bratislava Castle. The 1st written record of the castle dates back to 907 AD. Currently the castle rooms are used as official reception rooms for the Slovak Republic and exhibition halls of the National history Museum.|
|Yup, we climbed all the way up!|
|Beef feather anyone from the 250 year old restaurant we passed on the way down to town>|
|Wonder who these murals are of.|
|I feel for people not paying attention where they're walking and then coming across this sculpture as they walk down the street.|
|Interesting art hanging way up in the middle of the street.|
|Anyone want to eat here?|
|This was really a sculpture and not a living man dressed as one!|
Another dance stage, lucky me and patient Steven!
|Saw this fellow a bit later while we were all waiting at the bus station to return to Vienna; went over and complimented him on how well he had danced after asking if he spoke English. He appreciated my compliments and was glad to practise his English for a few minutes.|
We had a really fun time in Bratislava UNTIL we returned to the city's bus station with plenty of time to get the 4:05 bus back to Vienna only to find lots of people all waiting for it and more coming every minute as the next bus didn't leave for another 2 hours. When it arrived, all of us crowded around the front door so there wasn’t an inch of space to move in any direction. It was scary and for one of the first times in my life, I actually had a sense of how could start and violence ensue as a result.
The driver said that only passengers with confirmed seats, as opposed to those like us with an open return, would be allowed on. People were beyond furious as many claimed to have been already waiting for 2 hours since there hadn't been enough empty seats on the 1pm bus once those with confirmed seats had been let on. Since Steven and I happened to be standing where the door had opened and where the driver was, we were lucky enough to snag 2 of the last few seats on the bus. What a relief as we didn’t fancy having to wait 2 hours til the next bus came, again with no guarantee of getting on it either.