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By the Danube

A story by the Danube river…

by the Danube river, Bratislava,Slovakia

During their winter promenade by the Danube river, something unexpected got their attention from the other side of the river, so they moved closer to the river bank. The father, as an adult with more experience and knowledge is trying to give an explanation to his little one, who listens carefully to his story.

After a long pause, they continued staring at the the river and slowly both of them immersed in their own thoughts!

This quiet and beautiful moment though did not last for long, because they were interrupted by the other members of the family.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

UFO tower

UFO Tower, Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
UFO Tower, Bratislava, Slovakia | by karafc

Walking alongside the banks of the Danube river in Bratislava, we approached the New Bridge with the UFO tower. This bridge has always fascinated me and no matter how many times I pass by, it draws me in. I find myself taking its pictures every time, and each time it’s from different vantage point.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

Under the New Bridge

Under the New Bridge - 'Novy Most' in Bratislava, Slovakia
Under the New Bridge – ‘Novy Most’ in Bratislava, Slovakia | by karafc

A magical view of the castle of Bratislava enlighten on the hill. The lights of the city give a different look to the Danube river which is beautifully colored from the reflections of the lights.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:  Bridge

Nature trail in Kakopetria

The last time we visited Kakopetria – our favorite village as you know by now –  we walked for the  first time in the nature trail ‘Monopati tis Vateris’. It is  located alongside the old town of Kakopetria and the river Klarios.

If you ever find yourself in this charming place, I highly recommend to walk the trail. It’s just a kilometer long with a breathtaking scenery. You can sit on the wooden benches that are placed in various locations, take in the wonderful surroundings and let your imagination run wild.  Walking by the stream you can hear the sound of the running water, the tweeting of the birds and the loud song of the cicadas.

We really enjoyed our walk and the calming effect it had on us. Looking forward to going back soon.

Earth is celebrating

Let’s all celebrate the Earth Day by living on this earth with respect not just today but Everyday.

“Be the change you wish to see in this world.” – Gandhi

'Vateris' nature trail in Kakopetria village, Cyprus
‘Μονοπάτι της Βατερής’ – Νature trail in Kakopetria village, Cyprus | by karafc

Keep in mind that for the rescue of our planet Earth, we all have a shared responsibility!

Happy Earth Day!

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

View from the castle

On a cloudy winter day,  we were wandering in the alleys of old town Bratislava and we ended up on the top of the hill where the castle of Bratislava is located. As we didn’t have enough time to tour the inside of the castle, we settled with just walking around it and taking in the breathtaking view of the Old town, the New Bridge – which crosses the banks of the Danube River – and the UFO tower, on the bridge’s pylon.

Everything looks different when you are atop!

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Hiking in the forest

Taking the trolleybus no. 203 to its final destination, on a sunny winter day, we ended up in Koliba. It is a popular locality that belongs to the Bratislava Forest Park which is located in the foothills of the Little Carpathians in the northern part of Bratislava.

Bratislava Forest Park is a very popular place for the locals.  There are a lot of recreational facilities such as hiking, running and biking trails, sports facilities, playgrounds, snack kiosks etc.

While we were walking and enjoying the nature that the hiking trail had to offer, I noticed the sun-rays penetrating into the forest through the leafless trees creating interesting shadows on the ground. I was fascinated by the variety of forms the shadows were creating that I couldn’t resist and found myself in the peculiar and fun position of  ‘chasing’ shadows.

It was such a relaxing and joyful day, that we returned back home unwillingly.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:   Shadow