Dead Bat

I see a lot of bats flying around in the day time. Until fairly recently, in the towns they roosted in the gaps in the side walls of the ubiquitous socialist apartment blocks. However, there has been a flurry of energy-saving reconstruction, mostly polystyrene blocks placed over the walls and then plastered over. This hasContinue reading “Dead Bat”

Cicva castle – Elizabeth Bathory

Most people associate Cachtice castle with the Blood Countess, Alzbeta Bathory, ┬ábut in her youth she used to live closer to me. Cicva castle, between Lake Domasa and the town of Vranov, was where she was married. Because she was a Hungarian noble, most foreigners believe she was Hungarian by birth. She was in factContinue reading “Cicva castle – Elizabeth Bathory”