Bratislava – Slovakian Capital on the Danube

The Old Town is the place to stroll narrow pedestrian streets lined with 18th-century buildings, many beautifully restored, and to sample the many sidewalk cafes under the gaze of the Stone Age city castle. The main square, a picturesque 13th-century quadrant is flanked by pastel-colored houses and hosts the 15th-century Old Town Hall, Nearby are Roland’s Fountain (the most famous fountain in Bratislava as well as one of the city’s important landmarks), St. Michael’s Gate (the only remaining gate of the medieval fortification of the city), and the 14th century St. Martin’s Cathedral which saw the coronation of 11 Austro-Hungarian monarchs.

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Deliverance in Louisiana

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” Not everyone finds the place creepy, but I do. The air is hot and humid, eerily still as the electric boat moves slowly through the swampy waters of the Louisiana bayous whose trees are hung with ghostlike, gossamer-fine, Spanish Moss.  I can’t see the shore…

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