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Banska Stiavnica Rooftops from the Old Castle 2022

A late afternoon stormy light on the balcony of the Old Castle overlooking the rooftops of the historic center of Banska Stiavnica. Located in Central Slovakia, Banska Stiavnica was one of the most important cities of Hungarian Empire, getting its riches from gold and silver. On the left, engulfed in the storm clouds is the now restored Calvary complex. The central part of the photo displays the rooftops of various mining houses, museums, three churches and a city hall with clock tower. On the hill to the right is the New Castle, built in 16th century as a watch tower agains the Otoman attacks. Sadly, several buildings on this photograph were heavily damaged by the fire on March 18th 2023. This view won’t look the same for some time.

Copyright Milan Hutera, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Geographical center of Europe – A tribute to Karol Plicka

A late Summer afternoon at Geographical center of Europe just outside of Kremnicke Bane, Central Slovakia. A lonely church of John the Baptist stands here, surrounded by the beautiful nature.

Artist’s note: Because the scene looked so pastoral, I decided to make this a tribute to Karol Plicka – a Czechoslovakian filmmaker and photographer. He began to film and photograph Slovak folk culture in late 1920s and 1930s. Without his work, many of the folk costumes, traditions and buildings would be lost in one way or another. In order to “move back in time” I altered the scene by removing some modern elements visible at this location. Most notably a powerline and a roof of the cloister of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

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Mikulasa Schneidera Trnavskeho, Trnava, Slovakia

A brilliant fall evening on Mikulasa Schneidera Trnavskeho Street in Trnava, Slovakia. The narrow street is named after Trnava native Mikulas Schneider Trnavsky – a famous Slovak composer and conductor. The Church of Saint Nicolas, one of town’s most famous landmarks, is located at the end of the street.

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Banska Stiavnica Calvary Complex, Autumn 2018

A colorful autumn evening at restored Banska Stiavnica Calvary – one of the largest complexes of its kind in Europe. It was built between 1744 and 1751. Located on the Scharffenberg hill in the eastern part of the city a total number of 22 chapels and churches depict the final hours of Jesus and the seven pains of his mother Mary. In 2007 it was listed as one of 100 most endangered cultural sites. Since then, the restoration effort has been under way.

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Church of Saint Michael Archangel Cloudy Evening

Church of Saint Michael Archangel Cloudy Evening

Early evening clouds surrond the rock above the village of Drazovce and its famous monument – the Church of Saint Michael Archangel. Sometimes, the weather looks promising, but you only get one break through the thick layer of clouds. That was the case on this early spring evening. Soon after, the wall of clouds obscured the setting Sun and the good light was pretty much gone.

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Spania Dolina Winter Twilight

The winter twilight hour in the picturesque mining village of Spania Dolina, located in Central Slovakia. The covered stairway leads to the fortified Church of Transfiguration, located in the center of the village.

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An incredible display of sunset colors at the famous overlook of Spania Dolina. The entire valley received a decent snowfall the very same day. Spania Dolina is a famous mining village in Central Slovakia. The hill in the middle of the village houses the Church of Transfiguration.

Spania Dolina Winter Sunset

An incredible display of sunset colors at the famous overlook of Spania Dolina. The entire valley received a decent snowfall the very same day. Spania Dolina is a famous mining village in Central Slovakia. The hill in the middle of the village houses the Church of Transfiguration.

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A detail of the Fountain of Ganymede, captured during a sunny October Afternoon. Fountain of Ganymede is located in front of historic opera house in Bratislava Old Town. The fountain was unveiled in 1888 after the building was finished.

Fountain of Ganymede Detail, Bratislava, Slovakia

A detail of the Fountain of Ganymede, captured during a sunny October Afternoon. Fountain of Ganymede is located in front of historic opera house in Bratislava Old Town. The fountain was unveiled in 1888 after the building was finished.

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