July 12 – Bratislava to Vienna

This morning we had a walking tour of Bratislava. The tour focused on the Old Town, where most of the historic buildings are located.

Overlooking the Old Town is Bratislava Castle
Old Town pedestrian area
Former cardinal’s residence, now part of the three building City Hall
Original City Hall. The black spot to the left of the second story window is an embedded canon ball.
Opera House
Only remnant of the city wall
Holocaust Memorial on the site of the Old Synagogue. The Hebrew word is “Remember.”
St. George slaying the dragon
The steeple of St. Martin’s Church has a replica of the Hungarian royal crown. The Church served as the Hungarian coronation site for three centuries.
The sculpture portrays a sewer worker taking a break. Some say that he is smiling because he is looking up the dresses of passing women.
Susie and King Piggy

We arrived in Vienna this afternoon. This evening’s events involved a private dinner in the Palais Pallavicini. It was a multi-course dinner with music and dance entertainment between courses.

%d bloggers like this: