Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz - 2002

SLOVAKIA - BRATISLAVA Up earlier this morning to go through Slovakian customs and passport control. Then we hopped on our buses for the city tour. Dagmar was our local guide today and she showed us the Bratislava Castle, which began its existence as a Roman fortification, continued through the Hapsburgs as a palace, and is now part government building, part concert hall, and part museum. BRATISLAVA CASTLE The fortress has 14-20 foot thick walls and is painted a yellowy-ochre. It sits atop the highest point in the city. Historical impressions: remembered that the Roman Empire stretched so far across Europe and that the Hapsburgs - that very rich family originating in Switzerland - had claimed so much of that previous Empire.

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