The last leaves are still hanging on the branches of various deciduous trees.
Though not for long, because of their destination. They have a duty to fulfill!
The spectacular display of the colorful foliage and the shedding leaves on the earth add an interesting artistic element in the landscape.
The season is changing. Autumn is finally here and oh, do I love autumn walks!
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.
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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.
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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!
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!
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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.
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Looking recently in my drafts I found it and I decided to publish it. This post was supposed to be the first one on my blog but somehow I never uploaded it.
For a short period of time, in 2014, I lived in Bratislava and I used to go for long walks around the city to take pictures. Not far away from where I was, there is a small lake called Kuchajda, which I loved visiting because it’s beautiful and close to the city centre. Since I am a summer person I thought I wouldn’t like it in winter; nothing seems nice to me when it’s cold. I don’t like winter that much and I believed that I wouldn’t find anything interesting to photograph because everything would be covered in snow and the lake would be frozen. My goal was to go there, shoot the landscape with my new camera and not expect anything spectacular. You cannot imagine my surprise when I saw the results. The photos turned out really good, well at least in my opinion!
Here is a small sample of my photos from the lake.
I was satisfied with the whole experience despite of the freezing weather and being unable to move my fingers at the end, even though I was wearing gloves.
On one of my long walks with my camera in Bratislava, I had the opportunity to take photos of the winter scenery; something I can’t do easily in Cyprus.
I found the paths that were created by the snow very fascinating, so whenever I spotted them I took a shot.
With the snow blanketing the landscape it’s very easy to find these wintry paths and walk through them. But the thorn in the roads of this beautiful scene, was the cold temperatures that made it impossible for me to stay out longer.
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