Sometimes images speak far louder than words. In this artistic portrayal of a Covid-emptied Bratislava, the beauty and historic landmarks of Slovakia’s capital nevertheless shine through.

Bratislava, the Slovak capital since 1993, enjoys a resplendent medieval and Gothic old town, baroque palaces commissioned by Hungarian nobles, and the crowning castle, rebuilt to Renaissance finery.

Also slicing through the city are stark-angled, communist-era blocks and the futuristic SNP bridge, which crosses the Danube River, only a few kilometres from the Austrian border.

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