Sphinx guards businessman's house


SCULPTING the sphinx from snow took Schuster a whole day.
photo: TASR

DURING the recent snow storm in eastern Slovakia, Vladimír Schuster from Vyšná Myšľa in the Košice district created a three-meter-high sphinx in front of his gate from the snow he removed from his courtyard.

The 47-year-old businessman told the TASR news agency that he thought the snow in Košice's historic centre should be used in the same way, not least because it is expensive to remove. In his opinion, the city should organise a snow-sculpture symposium, with artists and children creating shapes out of snow to make the pedestrian zone more attractive.

Top stories

News digest: Fear and anger are prevaling emotions in Slovakia, president said

Kočner and Zsuzsová charged with planning murders. PCR tests are free for symptomatic people.


7 h
President Zuzana Caputova delivers her state of the republic address in parliament on September 27, 2021.

President Čaputová: We need to protect this world and Slovakia's place in it

In her speech about the state of the republic, the president offered a grim summary of the pandemic so far. Slovakia is in desperate need of stability.


13 h
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury (aka Tutul)

Bratislava reminds me of Bangladesh, says exiled writer

Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury calls on the Slovak capital to help exiled writers and artists work through their trauma.


18 h
Most Slovak believe that “we” should also include foreigners, although they are quick to point out that efforts to integrate should be undertaken mainly by the foreigners themselves.

What Slovaks shouldn’t forget when they dream of the perfect foreigner

Bratislava’s mayor is right that integration is a two-way street, but even the capital still has some way to go to see foreigners as residents rather than just visitors.


27. sep
Skryť Close ad