Winter swimming has a long history in Bratislava. The girl who just has come out from the water on the last November day is catching some energy from the sunrays.

Bratislava and its relation with the history of Slovakia, Czechoslovakia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire was always in some way connected to Danube. This river is the second longest river in Europe after Volga. Even during the roman times its parts formed the frontier of the Roman Empire known as „limes romanus“. Danube was propably one of the main reasons why Bratislava was chosen as the capital of Slovakia in a newborn state of Czechoslovakia after the first World War. The classical picture of the river and the city is usually taken from the southern bank of Danube to show the castle as the dominant point of Bratislava. In my photoproject I try to focus on different places connected with water and people living in its neighbourhoods. The interesting part of this project for me is to find so many places somehow connected to water and the urbanization of the city. I think not many capital cities in the world have this kind of peculiarity. So my goal is to show this symbiosis between the river and a man and the interconnections that can originate from their living together.

Katarína Líšková

free photographer
Freelance photographer who works with magazines and media like Geo, Koktejl, Lidé a Zeme, Denník N, Týždeň, Magazín Nádvorie and others.