Twigift is a cute little shop located in the heart of old town Bratislava, with handmade creations and unique art pieces. You can find anything your heart desires from an array of interesting things that are made out of wood, yarn, metal, clay, textile, glass etc. The warm ambiance and the friendly personnel makes you feel welcome and cozy.
I loved spending time in this shop during my stay there. It was, undoubtedly, one of my favorite shops.
If you ever visit Bratislava make sure to stop by. I’m sure you will be as captivated by it as I was.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows
A lovely bench outside of a souvenir shop in the old town of Bratislava.
If you want to rest for a while, you will never feel lonely sitting on this bench. You may enjoy the company of this adorable couple!
Last Sunday the weather was really nice so we decided to walk along the coastline to our medieval castle by the picturesque small harbour.
Next to the castle we saw this bronze sculpture leaning on the rock, which is part of Pafos2017. Pafos, my city, is chosen to be this year’s European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 and throughout the year a lot of events and activities will take place.
This artwork named “Sol Alter” was created by the artist Yiota Ioannidou and pays homage to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The sculpture represents a young woman who looks after the place where Aphrodite lived and wants to be like her. It is one of the twelve artworks of the project “Signs in Time and Space”, which were placed in different venues in the city, thus creating an open air art museum.
We had a nice time, enjoyed the nice weather and the spectacular view. I had the opportunity to take several photos and I will be returning soon to resume our tour in the open air art museum.
28&29 January 2017: Opening Ceremony of Pafos2017 – European Capital of Culture
Sculptures can be found outside and inside Eurovea shopping mall in Bratislava. They not only beautify the whole area but they add an artistic element as well. This was one of the places I liked to visit when I was in Bratislava. The fact that while you are walking you can see these sculptures and take photos of them, makes you feel like you are taking a stroll through a modern museum. It wasn’t until recently that I found out there is a story behind the sculptures and I was impressed!
The sculptures were created by the British artist Colin Spofforth. Each sculpture has its own name and character and together they complete the fairy tale “six white mice“, which was written by Colin’s wife. This beautiful story speaks about greediness, faith, true friendship, courage and love.
…Once upon a time in a small village by the river, under the shadow of a greedy King and his spoiled daughter, terrible things were happening. They decided to banish all the mice from the kingdom, and at that moment is when they suddenly became magical artists, two children and six white mice…
Some of the statues hide on them one of the six white mice, so they will not be found by the soldiers of the greedy King. In order to spot them, you have to look for them closely.
After learning the story behind the sculptures, I am even more fascinated by them. Next time I will be in Bratislava, I will visit Eurovea shopping mall for one more time!
The creative adult is the child who has survived.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
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More details in another post. To be continued…
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.