Project 365: Day 256 – St. Michaels gate in the clouds


14th March 2015 – Bratislava, Slovakia

After an up-in-the-air castle, which watched
Two different countries, and possibly a third,
I saw a gate. Yeah, just another gate. But one where
The lines between medieval times and modernity blurred.
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Against the backdrop of the clouds – St. Michael’s gate in Bratislava, Slovakia

I walked back to the old town again today, to check out some other buildings and monuments that I missed yesterday.

 

Come to think of it. I am walking a lot nowadays, unlike the days with the motorbike when I would be lazy to even go for a short trek on the Sarangkot. I saw the whole city of Budapest on foot, when the metro system was very efficient. And in Bratislava, I am not even in the mood to check out the public transport system and its effectiveness.

 

We walked up the Bratislava Hrad (castle) for a view of the centre of old town. Actually, not just old town. You can even see the whole of Bratislava, and even Austria from this high vantage point. And I am told that you can even see Hungary on some very clear days. Well, today was not exactly a clear day.

 

After exploring the castle, we came down and headed back to the main gate. To stop and stare at the St. Michael’s gate, a beautiful medieval city gate that has been preserved from the 1300s.

 

Well, medieval life meets modernity here, where luxury shops line up the bottom of this gate. There is also a Bratislava city museum located in the gate.

 

With the oncoming night, the gate etched itself against the clouds.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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