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  Budatin Fair 2012+  
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  Indian Evening 2009  
  Lietava Castle Day 2009+  
  Medieval Day 2013  
  Plushenko & Friends 2009  
  Pribylina Weekend 2008  
  Rally Tatry 2008  
  Sudoku Slovakia 2009+  
  Triathlon Zilina 2013+  
  Zombie Walk 2012  

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(since March 21, 2008)

Live Gallery

The gallery contains a selection of photographs fitting into none of galleries from these pages although they have been published on other web-servers or are exceptional by other way or I simply like them and want to share them with you. Thank you for your visit and possible comments and observations you can send me via the Contact page.
(May 25-27, 2017)

Old Town Days 2017+

Already XXIII-st annual Old Town Celebrations took place this year. The main points on their list, as traditionally, were open air concerts of many interesting as well as notoriously known bands and orchestras together with a fair of not only traditional crafts, tasty food, and drinks. Thanks to a warm weather accompanied by quite clear skies the city was full of well enjoying people during all three days.
(February 5, 2016)

Carnival Zilina 2016+

Already twelfth Zilina's carnival took place in the beginning of February. A reasonably good weather and a rather pleasant temperature brought many people out into the streets. Honourable foreign guests were this year masks from the Czech Republic. The crowds were in a great mood and that is what counts.
(March 21-22, 2015)

Skating GP Zilina 2015+

Kraso klub Zilina prepared already 34th Grand Prix Zilina in Figure Skating, which was again attended by many competitors of almost all age categories from figure skating clubs all over Slovakia. In the gallery, there you can also find shots from previous years of this Grand Prix.
(October 11-12, 2014)

Rajecka Anca 2014+

Rajecka Anca is a local name for a small motor train running on the Zilina - Rajec track. During this year's fifth annual nostalgic ride on this track, there run a small historical train consisting once again of the M131.1443 motor carriage called Hurvinek and the Blm 705425-09317-0 pulled carriage. Although the Sunday started in a misty mood, the weather turned perfect later so we enjoyed the ride much. Who did not join, can regret.
(August 31, 2013)

Aviation Day 2013+

This time we visited an air show held in the area of Sliac airport under the Slovak International Air Fest name. Many great pilots attended the fest and performed their incredible skills. However, the best of best was the Patrulla Aguila group from Spain. The weather was kind - a partly cloudy sky helped to survive the entire day unsheltered and luckily no rain started despite heavy clouds nearing dangerously.
(August 17, 2013)

Triathlon Zilina 2013+

Wonderful sunny weather, pleasant water, wind in hairs, the triathlon weekend in and by the Zilina water reservoir was like that. This photo-reportage is from Saturday's open Slovak Triathlon Championship of adults when both men and women categories started together.
(August 16, 2013)

Medieval Day 2013

Zilina city already sixth time returned into the Middle Ages, into times of cruel fights for the city, into times of executioners, whipping, and gallows to show present citizens and visitors its far back history. The Marianske square became a big stage for the all day cultural programme interlaced by medieval dishes and drinks. The end of the day belonged to fire shows and to a concert of the Arzen band. What a super day.
(July 27, 2013)

Beskyd Rallye 2013+

It is not a real rally as we know it from a sport TV channel. This one is about excellent pieces of the car industry from the past times that are still fully working even today. The time matters also here, but the longer the time is the better as we are in this case talking about cars' age. Welcome in the gallery and enjoy.
(July 13, 2013)

Bike Contest 2013

Near the Zilina city, just below the dam, the quite new skate park hosted a national competition of BMX and MTB bike riders. The dam's slope served as a stand. Despite the fact that long sitting on a quite steep slope is not that comfortable, the outlook was perfect and photographer friendly and that matters.
(November 3, 2012)

Zombie Walk 2012

A few days after Halloween, over sixty undead decided to walk together through the city from the main railway station to the Zilina-Zariecie station and to make a party there. An unnamed source confirmed presence of undead also from neighbour cities like Povazska Bystrica for instance. Although the crowd looked menacingly, no victims were recorded, only a controlled violence committed by order of the victims themselves. Quite a fun.
(October 20, 2012)

Budatin Fair 2012+

Budatin, a local part of the Zilina city, is situated on the right bank of the Vah River, at its confluence with the Kysuca River. On the grounds of the Budatin castle, there again was held the Budatin Fair with a demonstration of traditional crafts, good music, food, and drinks. Braver (and wealthier) of us could fly by a helicopter above the city. The weather could not be better, so the visitors sure greatly enjoyed this event.
(April 15, 2012)

Carnival on Ice 2012+

Kraso klub Zilina, the biggest figure skating club in our city, prepared the Carnival on Ice for children also in the end of this year's ice skating season. The children slightly competed, then just skated around the stadium, then were given sweets and other prices, and then just skated around again. It was a nice although pretty cold afternoon. Please visit the gallery if you wish to taste a bit of the atmosphere, too.
(August 27, 2011)

Battle for Atlantic 2011

Hot like in a stove (luckily partly cloudy), many curious visitors, models of ships, submarines, aeroplanes, one real helicopter tottering in the sky for a while (who finds it, has two points), a lot of pyrotechnic effects, this is how also the Battle for Atlantic looked like on the Zilina water reservoir at the end of August being directed by modellers from Slovakia and from abroad.
(April 30, 2011)

Greyhound Coursing 2011

The Racing Hounds Slovakia club from the nearby Rosina village organised Grand Prix 2011, an international greyhound CACIL/CACT coursing. It was a great opportunity to see such an exceptional event live. The racing course was located in a beautiful setting on a meadow full of blossoming dandelions. Pity that the weather was not better. The sky clouded over after the noon, even a light shower fell down.
(December 16-18, 2010)

3 Nationals 2011

Hardly a week before the Christmas season, Kraso klub Zilina organised international championships of three countries - the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia - in figure skating. It was a great opportunity to see live such stars of nowadays European figure skating like for instance Tomas Verner from the Czech Republic sure is. Who visited the skating arena, could see, and sure enjoyed and was satisfied.
(May 30, 2009)

Lietava Castle Day 2009+

Almost one year passed by and there were again castle celebrations under the Lietava castle full of medieval warriors, trained birds of prey, medieval food, battles, shooting from bows, and other entertainment. In the gallery, there you can find a few shots so you are welcome to enter.
(April 14, 2009)

Plushenko & Friends 2009

Evgeni Plushenko and his friends visited our city to show the audience their figure skating art on ice. Beside many well known world figure skaters, in the show performed also Jozef Sabovcik an excellent figure skater born and grown in Slovakia. Young figure skaters from Kraso klub Zilina introduced the show as forerunners.
(March 3, 2009)

Indian Evening 2009

Do you like the Orient, the oriental culture, the oriental dances? I was invited and so visited, in the Puppet Theatre, a short programme introducing Indian dances to our public. Not those world wide famous belly dances as known mainly from Turkey, another kind of a dance, however also very attractive. Although the light was really horrible for photographers (the scene was lightened by strong red and yellow searchlights almost all the time) I tried to make a photo-reportage as we were approved to photograph the performance.
(February 28, 2009)

Sudoku Slovakia 2009+

This year's Slovak championship in Sudoku was in Zilina again, however this time in the Slovakia hotel in two its rooms. The competitors solved many tasks in three basic rounds and the best of them got one more this time final round in reward to show who is the best of the best. Check the gallery for a photo-reportage.
(September 14, 2008)

Rally Tatry 2008

Here you can find shots from the biggest rally in our country - Rally Tatry. The weather was splendid although it seems the summer is definitely gone because the temperature was quite low already and the weather forecast does not say anything about it being dramatically better anytime soon.
(May 23-25, 2008)

Pribylina Weekend 2008

This gallery is dedicated to photographs from Pribylina village, Museum of Liptov Village nearby, and surroundings where the last weekend of May was really eventful. In the Saturday, there was the Slovak Cuvac's competition whilst the Sheperd's Sunday was in token of sheep, milk, and cheese. Enjoy the gallery.
(May 3, 2008)

Farm Horse Racing 2008

In the start of May, one part of the farm horse racing series took place near Zaskov, a Slovak village. This gallery captures a few moments of this event.

Travelling

(2017 - 2003)

Czechia

The end of August led us into the neighbouring Czech Republic once again, this time to Helfstyn Castle to visit smith days and fair. Driving back home we stopped to walk through nearby town of Lipnik nad Becvou exploring its historical centre and castle area. The Helfstyn Castle was full of amazing smith pieces and its tower offered great vistas. A few smith art works was installed also at the Lipnik square.
(July - August, 2017)

Albania

Looking for a new destination to spend a few days in relaxing as well as exploring something new we decided for Albania, which is not much well known in our area. It is a small Balkan country long time quite isolated in the past. A half of its citizens work abroad and its travelling business has a lot to improve. We visited Durres the biggest Albanian port, Berat the ancient inland town with antique roots, and former antique port Apollonia.
(2017 - 2010)

Ukraine

Ukraine invited us with perfectly clear and incredibly blue sky in its Lviv city this time. It is a metropolis full of historical buildings and monuments located in the western part of the country not that far from neighbouring Poland, that resulting in a great mixture of Ukrainian and Poland influence in the city life and history. As an extra bonus we visited a little historical pearl of Zhovkva town just a few kilometres away.
(2017 - 2009)

Poland

Travelling wide, crossing the neighbouring Poland once again, although just briefly, we visited two nice cities Tarnow and Zamosc (UNESCO) located in the southeast part of the country. If only we had better weather and more time. The sun would be a good addition to the photographs and the time to enjoying coffee sitting out in the streets or squares. Maybe next time or next place. Enjoy the galleries anyway.
(April 15, 2017)

San Marino

Walking through narrow streets, on ramparts, forest walkways, a lot of shops packed with tourists, and splendid views of the countryside, it all is offered by the capital city (of the same name) of the fifth smallest country in the world nested on the hill of Monte Titano and its surroundings. San Marino is a republic surrounded completely by Italy and located in its northeast part near its summer resort of Rimini.
(2017 - 2014)

Italy

The page dedicated to Italy has been added with new galleries of Easter photographs from Padova, Ravenna, and Rimini, cities located in the northeast of this South European country spread mainly but not only over the Apennine Peninsula. All three cities remember the glory of the great Roman Empire, have a rich history, and are full of historical monuments. Rimini additionally is a well-known summer resort thanks to its 15 km long sandy beach.
(2017 - 2003)

Slovakia

Without photographs introducing cities, towns, villages, and beauties of the nature of Slovakia this pages would not be complete. In the first galleries, there you can find mainly pictures from the North Slovakia, for instance from Zilina, Rajecke Teplice, Bytca, Cicmany, Pribilina, or Vlkolinec. A few galleries though are also from south regions like Banska Bystrica, Bojnice, or Dudince. Many new photos will sure be added soon.
(August 20-21, 2016)

Latvia

In Riga the Latvian capital we were twice during our trip to north to Estonia and back, however first time we stopped just for a night rest in a hotel so it does not count. :) Nevertheless, the second stop turned perfect. We managed to explore quite a portion of the city, its parks, buildings, even a market. Additionally, the usually busy river bank traffic was stopped due to army celebrations. A pleasant sunny weather was a nice topping of the day.
(August 18-19, 2016)

Estonia

The northernmost Baltic country is Estonia. Its western and northern coast is bathed by the Baltic Sea. We visited Tartu the university town with very nice university botanical garden, Kasmu the coastal town of Lahemaa the national park (fresh blueberries in the forest were as a welcome bonus), and Tallinn the capital. A hotel room with sauna was another bonus, that surprised us pleasantly and that we used gladly.
(August 16-22, 2016)

Lithuania

Our trip through Baltic countries started and ended in Lithuania, the southernmost one of them. The start was devoted to a visit of its largest cities (Vilnius the capital, Kaunas) whilst the end to a visit of the Baltic coast (Klaipeda) and Curonian Spit (Nida with sand dunes, Juodkrante with its Hill of Witches full of wooden sculptures). Beside this we also saw Trakai, a nicely renovated water castle, and Hill of Crosses near Siauliai.
(2016 - 2011)

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country of the southeastern Europe bordered by the Danube River from the north and by the Black Sea from the east. It used to be a popular summer destination for our citizens in the past and it seems this trend is coming back. This time we took the trip a little wider so in the gallery you can find new photographs from the Ropotamo River to the ancient Nesebar Town, where we stayed.
(2016 - 2008)

Austria

Being invited to a graduation concert the other day, we did not hesitate much and set off for it. The performance we experienced was great as also was the city where it took place. It was Linz, one of Austrian biggest cities having a rich history and being spread on both banks of the Danube River. The only drawback was the weather; but one cannot have everything.
(2015 - 2013)

The Netherlands

During visiting The Netherlands this time, the main points on the programme were Rotterdam the city with the biggest harbour in Europe, Delft a nice town known mainly for a production of typical porcelain, Flower Park of Keukenhof in which the spring flower season was in its full run already, Open-air Museum of Zaanse Schans, and naturally the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. The weather was of a mixed bag - through rain in Rotterdam to totally blue sky in Zaanse Schans. Amsterdam was quite pleasantly warm and we even managed to tan slightly, too.
(2015 - 2013)

Belgium

We once again visited Brussels, the capital of Belgium, and it once again was in the early April. The temperature was lower than last time and there was no sign of the Sun so the light for the photography was nothing special. Despite it we liked the journey. We enjoyed cherry beer and did not forget to buy home a box of Belgian pralines. We explored not only old known parts of the city but also new ones and ended, naturally, in the well known Atomium. Just the weather...
(2014/15)

Vatican

Spending the New Year in Rome the capital of Italy, we also visited Vatican, just nearly 0.5 square kilometre large city state located in the historical centre of Rome that not only is a centre of Christian spiritual world but also maintains and exhibits an enormous collection of art items from all over the world and offers spectacular vistas over the Rome from its Saint Peter's basilica. Although small it without any doubts has something to offer so it sure is worth of visiting.
(August 9-20, 2014)

Spain

After quite a few years since our last visit, we set off to relax a bit in Spain once again. This time we headed into a smaller centre named Roquetas de Mar spread on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in otherwise deserted area under the Sierra Nevada Mountain. It was a pretty hot time but as there was a lot to eat and mainly drink we enjoyed. There are really wide beaches on the coast with unexpectedly low interest of visitors so we feared of losing in their fine gravel.
(2013 - 2011)

Turkey

Turkey as well as its largest city of Istanbul is spread over two continents - Europe and Asia. Its northern shores are bathed by the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara whilst its southern and western shores by the Mediterranean Sea. In the gallery you can find photos from our short visit to Istanbul and a bit longer trip to the coastal centre of Alanya.
(2013 - 2012)

The United Kingdom

After disembarking in British Newcastle upon Tyne, we set off for a journey round Scotland, through its capital Edinburgh, to our northernmost stop in Inverness, to Glasgow spread on the west coast. During the journey, we visited some more places, but it is on you to figure out which through visiting the gallery. Our journey ended in London the capital of the Kingdom. The weather varied, as expected on British islands, nevertheless the best it was in Edinburgh that being superb overall.
(2012 - 2005)

Croatia

Croatia is a country spread along a big part of the Adriatic sea's coast that being a border sea of the Mediterranean sea. As the Croatian sea is closest to our country it is a popular summer destination for our citizens despite the fact the weather is not that stable there. We also visited a few Croatian summer resorts and because traveling without a camera is impossible please accept an invitation to visit the gallery.

More Travelling

(July 15-18, 2012)

Norway

Third and last country we visited during our northern journey was Norway - Oslo its capital, the Kristiansand port, and Lysefjord, the Fjord of Light. The bus gave up working properly due to engine problems. Luckily, another one could be rented so we visited the fjord and saw the beautiful Norwegian nature eventually. All's well that ends well, isn't it?
(July 14-15, 2012)

Sweden

Second country on our northern tour was Sweden. There we explored Malmo, Helsingborg, and Gothenburg the second biggest Swedish city, with night break in Surte, a small town near Gothenburg. The weather again was kind to us, also the bus worked, though only until our move to Norway during which problems started. However, more about it next time.
(July 13, 2012)

Denmark

This time we visited northern Europe. Our first stop was in Denmark, in Copenhagen its capital city. The bus worked perfectly yet, also the weather was great (i.e. sunny, neither summer heats nor northern cold), so we liked this visit much.
(2012 - 2008)

France

These are galleries of images displaying Paris the capital city of France and Calais the French port.
(2010 - 2003)

Greece

Greece is an interesting country with a rich history, nice nature, and stable summer weather, surely well worth the visit. In the galleries, there you can find a selection of photos made in a few Greek coastal destinations we visited this millennium.
(December 19-20, 2008)

Germany

It was just a short trip only a few days before Christmas that led me through Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, two German cities with rich royal history. Being used to snow in the winter time, I learned that there is very little snow in that area in general. Thus I met no snow there. Just dull overcast skies were to be seen threatening with showers every now and then.
(July 20-21, 2005)

Hungary

We spent this summer in south Slovakia almost on the Hungarian border, so we crossed the border a few times, visited Esztergom, and travelled to the capital, Budapest, too with a break in Visegrad during our return. I did not photograph too much but you can find something in the galleries.
(July - August, 2004)

Canada

Vancouver is not only the biggest city of British Columbia, the Canadian province, but also a very nice and multiform city located in a beautiful area of the west coast of Canada. I believe you will like it, too, although only presented this way, on photographs.

Peter Misik © 2003..2017