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Before leaving Bratislava I’ve decided to post one more detail photo from this nice town (it must be nice because Bratislava in the town where I first time saw a light of this fantastic world, but not living there anymore).

When I was taking this photo, a lot of patience was required; my intention was to capture the architectural details without traffic disturbance. I believe I’ve managed it.

What you see in this photo?
In the foreground the Bratislava’s County House and the old Trinity Church.
In 1844 this 17th-century building, formerly a Trinitarian monastery, was rebuilt and became County House. Its redesign was overseen by prominent Bratislava architect Ignaz Feigler. County House was used to hold sessions of parliament before the Slovak Parliament building next to Bratislava Castle was completed.
Trinity Church is Baroque-style church located in Bratislava’s Old Town. The church was built on the site of the older Church of St. Michael, which was demolished in 1529, along with the settlement of St. Michael, during the Ottomans wars against Turks. The Trinitarian Order started construction of the church in 1717 and it was sanctified after 10 construction years in 1727.

In the background you can see the famous Michael's Tower. The tower was built above the Michael’s Gate the only town gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications and ranks among the oldest town buildings. The gate was built about the year 1300, the tower was razed in 1529-34 and its present shape is the result of baroque reconstructions in 1758, when the statue of St. Michael and the Dragon was placed on its top.

During the coronation of 19 Hungarian kings (1563–1830) in Bratislava, the ruler would enter with his coronation entourage by the way of the (no more existing) Vydrica Gate, get crowned at famous St. Martin’s Cathedral and one of the stops following the coronation during the procession through the town was the stop at St. Michael's Gate, where the new king would pledge his king's oath to the hands of the archbishop.

The tower houses the Exhibition of Weapons of Bratislava City Museum.
Do not forget to visit it when are you in Bratislava.

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