St Elizabeth’s Cathedral, Kosice

St Elizabeth’s Cathedral (Dóm Sv Alžbety), Košice, eastern Slovakia. Built from the late 14th to early 16th century, with further work and restoration during the 18th and 19th century, it is the largest cathedral in Slovakia and one of the easternmost Gothic cathedrals in Europe. It is a beautiful building, with extensive sculpture on the …

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Kosice street art

Street art in Košice, European Capital of Culture 2013, Slovakia Košice’s Street Art Communication Festival runs from May to August 2013. Click here for more images of Slovakia. Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

Kosice hats

Eleonora Gaskova, 3rd generation hat-maker from Košice (European Capital of Culture 2013), Slovakia, on the Slovakian stand at WTM (World Travel Market) 2012, Excel Centre, London, UK (6 November 2012) Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.


Slovak band Silvayovci, from the city of Košice (European Capital of Culture 2013), performing at the Sports Cafe in Haymarket, London, this afternoon. Silvayovci are a traditional band with a twist, using trad instruments to play both traditional Slovak music and reworked interpretations of modern Western pop hits – they were covering Billy Jean in …

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Bratislava (2)

More shots from Bratislava, Slovakia. Bratislava Castle (Bratislavsky hrad) ‘Cumil’, by Viktor Hulik, was the first of several humorous statues which now grace the streets of the Slovak capital Bratislava Castle (Bratislavsky hrad) ‘Paparazzi’ ‘Schoene Naci’ (‘Handsome Ignatius’, based on local resident Ignac Lamar), on the Korzo St Michael’s Gate (Michalska brana), the last surviving …

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