November 19, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic - Week 9: Part II Fr. James Donohue, C.R.
My parting view of Budapest was from the “Buda” side of the city. These photos were taken from the highest point, looking out onto the River Danube. Sorry that this big head got in the way of the natural beauty of the river and city!
On the way back from Budapest to Prague, I stopped in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. Czechoslovakia became a country after WWI. It was partitioned during the Nazi occupation, but reunited after the Iron Curtain fell in 1989. However, on January 1, 1993 Slovakia and The Czech Republic had an amicable separation. Bratislava is a smaller, quieter version of Prague, which I found to be very beautiful.
When I first went to Bratislava, the guide took me to the UFO Tower, which gave an incredible view of the area around the city.
The UFO Tower is one of the highest towers in the entire world…but, the CN Tower in Toronto is still BIGGER!
But the view was incredible, even if we were not on the CN Tower in Toronto!!!!!!
I had some great views of the city from the top of tower.
Bratislava is a peaceful place with fountains and squares and shops…all with friendly people.
The Cathedral Church in Bratislava is St. Martin’s; it is the largest and one of the oldest churches in Bratislava, known especially for being the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1563 and 1830. Construction of the new Gothic Cathedral began in 1311. Construction continued until 1452 and was halted during the Hussite Wars. In 1452, the church was completed and consecrated, however, work continued until the 16th century.
Saints Cyril and Methodius who brought Christianity to the Slavic People.
Bratislava also had some interesting art in the streets. I think I even found my new car!