Monday, July 06, 2009
In the old town, houses are being restored, as seen on the right above. There are few dilapidated buildings remaining and our guide told us this is only because of legal issues in determining ownership of the buildings. The descendants of those who owned the homes prior to 1948 are being sought out to take possession once again.
These are the former stables of the castle. Yellow was Maria Theresa's favourite colour and many of the buildings in Austria and here in Bratislava are yellow. The colour came to be known as "Imperial Yellow."
The delicate iron work on the buildings is enchanting. And the pastries...yum!
A very blurry photo of a very wonderful cake eaten in the main plaza of Bratislava.
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OMG !!! I'm catching up on your blog (on all my favourite blogs, in fact) and I just see that you've been to Bratislava as well !!! I updated my blog this morning and I put up some of my pics (more to come later !)
When exactly were you there ? It would be funny if I had been there at the same time !
I also LOVE the yellow houses ; you can find them everywhere in Hungary as well. I will post more about my stay in Slovakia tomorrow, and write about food (I put on a lot of weight there !!)
It's nice to see your pictures and a totally different point of view from the city (I had not noticed the crowns and castles on the ground !)