First Ladies to visit Primate's palace and Old City Hall

LAURA Bush and Ludmila Putin will visit the Primate's Palace in Bratislava on the afternoon of Thursday February 24, the TASR news agency reported.

Bratislava mayor Andrej Ďurkovský will accompany the First Ladies.

At the palace, they will view six unique 17th-century tapestries from Greek mythology picturing the tragic love of Hero and Leander.

The tapestries were made in England at the Royal weaving factory in Mortlake. They are displayed in the palace's Red Hall.

The presidents' wives will also sign the Golden Book of Bratislava.

After the signing ceremony, Laura Bush and Ludmila Putin will listen to a short performance by the Bratislava Boys' Choir in the Mirror Hall of the palace.

The boys will sing American, Russian and Slovak compositions.

Later on, the wives are expected to view the Old City Hall and City Museum.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports

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