About the name of Bratislava:
The city received its modern name in 1919. Beforehand it was mostly known in English by its German name, Pressburg, as it was long dominated by Austrians and German speakers. This is the term which the German, the pre-1919 Slovak (Prešporok) and Czech (Prešpurk) names are derived from. The origin of the city's Hungarian name, Pozsony, is unclear: it might come from the Hungarian Poson (name of the city's first castellan), the Czech Pos or the German Poscho, which are personal names. Hungarian speakers still use the Hungarian name, Pozsony.
The medieval settlement Brezalauspurc (literally: Braslav's castle) is sometimes attributed to Bratislava, however the actual location of Brezalauspurc is under scholarly debate. The city's modern name is credited to Pavel Jozef Šafárik's misinterpretation of Braslav as Bratislav when analyzing medieval sources, thus coming up with the term Břetislaw, later Bratislav.
During the revolution of 1918–1919, the name 'Wilsonov' or 'Wilsonstadt' (after President Woodrow Wilson) was proposed by American Slovaks, as he supported national self-determination. The name Bratislava, which was used before only by some Slovak patriots, became official in March 1919.
Other alternative names of the city in the past: Greek: Ιστρόπολις Istropolis (meaning "Danube City", also used in Latin), Czech: Prešpurk, French: Presbourg, Italian: Presburgo, Latin: Posonium, Croatian: Požun, Romanian: Pojon, Serbian: Požun/ Пожун. The name Pressburg was also used in English-language publications until 1919, and it is occasionally used today. In older documents, confusion can be caused by the Latin forms Bratislavia, Wratislavia etc., which refer to Wrocław (Breslau), Poland – not to Bratislava.
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daddo (26904) 2013-12-05 3:24
Zdravo komsijo.Ja danom, ti nocom. Meni sunce, tebi misec. Dopada mi ova kompozicija gdje misec cini mi se govori iz daleka sa kastelom. Fini detalji i ako je tama. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-05 3:30
aaah this is so nice! bratislava, together with prague, is one of the two cental-european fairy-tale cities i yet want to discover, and this high quality photo makes me further dream about it. splendid black sky and mysterious illumination on the castles, while the half moon is graciously completeing the compostion. beautiful.
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-05 3:44
Thank you for posting photo from my city where I was born and spent my childhood. Excellent night photo and superb view of Bratislava Castle. Nice combination with the moon. I was there in summer and also taken some photos there. Three of them I posted in TE (page 2 &3) and you can also vie some of my older Bratislava photos on my homepage
Didi (60588) 2013-12-18 9:58
Interesting diadonal between the moon and the castle
Nice view on the black hour
boa (7411) 2014-03-03 12:36
i remember this castle very well. I stayed at a hotel with a good view of the castle and i used to admire the light in the evenings. I did not manage to take a sharp picture like yours. Good control of the light in this exposure and extra bonus is the moon which you have placed perfect within the frame, well done!
Have a nice evening/
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (5582)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC H50
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-05 3:20