Cheers to the weekend.
An open-air exhibition on Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and 70 years of service to the people of the Commonwealth. (Source: TASR – Jakub Kotian)
A peak, home to Warhol’s works
Kremenec, a summit where Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine meet, will be the temporary home of eight artworks by Andy Warhol on August 5th.
The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art’s new concept of experimental exhibitions, “15 Minutes of Fame”, aims to present art in unusual places and to combine the planned with the unexpected.
“Our intention is not for people to come to a specific place for the works, but to surprise tourists who are in the area,” museum director Martin Cubjak told TASR news agency.
Kremenec as the location of the first open-air exhibition has a symbolic character.
“It is both a typical environment for the area where Warhol’s parents lived and in the current situation of the war conflict in Ukraine, Kremenec is a symbolic place where the ‘world of the European Union’ meets the Ukrainian one,” explained he cubjak.
Artworks by Andy Warhol are exhibited on a peak called Kremenec in eastern Slovakia. (Source: Facebook/Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art)
The town of Miková, Sninský kameň (summit), Death Valley with tanks and abandoned kolkhoz buildings were to serve as other exhibition locations.
More weekend tips:
Danube: The replica of a Roman ship will be making a stop in Bratislava on the weekend of August 5-7 on its way to Romania. On August 8th and 9th the replica will anchor in Komárno.
Bojnice Castle: Evening walks take place on August 5th and 6th from 7:30 p.m. Several spirits are eager to meet visitors.
hiking challenge: The National Sports Center has launched a summer-autumn hiking challenge “Vykroč na vrchol, Slovensko!”, which will end on October 29th. Hikers are encouraged to climb Téry Hut or Zbojnícka Hut, Ďumbier, Kriváň and Rysy.
Podcasts: Eight foreigners talk about their experiences of leaving their homeland and coming to Slovakia.
Overlooked Plešivec Plateau
The Serényi cistern, a technical monument, somewhere on the Plešivec plateau in the Slovenský Kras National Park. (Source: TASR – Branislav Caban)
Located in the historical region of Gemer, between the town of Rožňava and the villages of Štítnik and Plešivec, the plateau is the main plateau of the Slovak Karst National Park.
It rises almost 400 meters from the valley and towers over the surrounding terrain.
More than a hundred years ago part of the plateau was used for grazing cattle, sheep and horses. For this reason, a cistern was built in the middle of nowhere so that the animals could drink water.
This part of the Slovak Karst also has a network of hiking trails leading across the plateau.
More travel news
A dirt road called Ukraine near the Slovak Paradise National Park has been paved, making a bike ride between the surrounding villages more pleasant.
A newly restored Calvary in the Orava region will reopen next week.
Boaters, campers and cyclists have a new place to rest and camp on the Bodrog River in eastern Slovakia.
At a castle in Hronsek in central Slovakia, people can travel back in time and live for a while as people did in the Middle Ages.
Gay love can last a lifetime
Dandy in fur hat with pipe. (1877-80) (Source: Slovak National Gallery/Ladislav Mednyánszky)
In addition to landscapes, the Slovak-Hungarian painter Ladislav Mednyánszky often painted men, ranging from poor men to soldiers.
He rarely painted women.
In recent years, experts from Slovakia and Hungary, studying his diaries, have found that the painter was homosexual. They even learned that he really loved only one man, Bálint.
Although the painter loved his “bunny” unconditionally all his life, his family did not fulfill his last wish.
Stražky: The painter spent a lot of time in the city. His family lived in a local mansion. Today the house serves as an art gallery where you can see some of his paintings.
The Jewish women from the 11th
Estée Lauder has Slovakian roots. (Source: Jana Liptáková)
Esteé Lauder was a successful cosmetics entrepreneur, one of the most influential businessmen of the 20th century.
Her family roots are in Slovakia. However, she never admitted it.
Lauder is one of 11 extraordinary Jewish women with ties to Slovakia whose stories will be told at the Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava until November.
Jewish heritage: View the map of Jewish attractions, cemeteries and synagogues in Slovakia.
International Beer Day falls on August 5th. Every Slovakian drank an average of 120 liters of beer (60.2 l) last year, which is the lowest level in 30 years. Most beer was drunk in Slovakia in 1990, when every resident of Slovakia, regardless of age, drank an average of just under 96 liters of beer per year. (Source: TASR – František Iván)
- Grape, a music festival, is taking place this coming weekend, 12-13. August, at the airport in Trenčín. Years & Years and The Vaccines are just some of the acts performing at the festival.
That’s it for this week. Enjoy your weekend and have a beer! – Peter
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