“‘Cause I’ve had the time of my life”

Old Town Hall in Bratislava
Old Town Hall in Bratislava

Our day in

Roland Fountain in the Main Square in Bratislava Old Town
Roland Fountain in the Main Square in Bratislava Old Town
Soldier statue in Old Town, this one standing guard
Soldier statue in Old Town, this one standing guard

Bratislava was enough to convince me that Bratislavans love Patrick Swayze. After our adventures at the castle, we headed into Old Town to get dinner and see what’s there. The restaurant was playing Ghost, though the volume was turned down, so I don’t know which language it was in. Later on, we were waiting in a coffee shop at the train station, and “The Time of My Life” was playing. It’s not exactly a scientific assessment, but this evidence seems compelling to me. And honestly, who can blame them?

Detail of the arches in the Old Town Hall
Detail of the arches in the Old Town Hall

Bratislava’s Old Town is lovely – it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in fact. In addition to the beautiful historic buildings, there are quirky, life-sized statues scattered around as well. Most are bronze, but one is silver. They are fun to pose with and add a fun element to the Old Town.

Napoleon soldier, waiting for his lady love in the main town square
Napoleon soldier, waiting for his lady love in the main town square

The food was excellent as well – both at dinner and coffee at the station. My dinner was a beef dish with a horseradish sauce and roasted potatoes. I consider it the height of self control that I refrained from licking my plate at the table. Adulthood and all that.

Here are a few more pictures from our adventures in Old Town Bratislava.

Title quote: “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz for Dirty Dancing (I dare you not to have this stuck in your head for the next 24 hours)

Old Town in Bratislava
Old Town in Bratislava
Schone Naci, the only silver statue in Old Town
Schone Naci, the only silver statue in Old Town
The restaurant where we ate was filled with paintings like this one.
The restaurant where we ate was filled with paintings like this one.
Čumil or the Watcher
Čumil or the Watcher
Detail on the Primaciálny palác, the mayor's office and a music hall
Detail on the Primaciálny palác, the mayor’s office and a music hall
Entry into the courtyard in Primaciálny palác
Entry into the courtyard in Primaciálny palác
Statue in the courtyard of the Primaciálny palác
Statue in the courtyard of the Primaciálny palác
Statue in Old Town - the three-spire castle is a motif of Bratislava
Statue in Old Town – the three-spire castle is a motif of Bratislava

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