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[Photo Journal] Slavin War Memorial and Cemetery in Slovakia


Myra here.

We are excited to share photographs every Tuesday from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Slavin War Memorial and Cemetery in Slovakia

These pictures were taken when I was in Bratislava back in 2013.


Welcoming the Soviet Army

In honour of the soldiers of the Soviet Army who were killed in deliverance of Bratislava during the Second World War (source: Wikipedia)

Floral Wreaths for the Dead and a Banner to welcome those who came home alive.

A few of the gravestones of 6,845 Soviet soldiers who fell while liberating Bratislava.

Beautiful monument.

The place was peaceful and thick with echoes of uprising, resistance, and the taste of battle.


Princess Elizabeth of Hungary who gave all her money to the poor when her husband died.



National Cultural Monument of Bratislava.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “[Photo Journal] Slavin War Memorial and Cemetery in Slovakia

  1. That’s an intriguing graveyard – with a fascinating history!


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