Time grinds by at Nitra flour mill

THIS idyllic scene with horses drinking and coachmen idling around was captured in the town of Nitra sometime around 1925. Today, hundreds of cars pass this place every day heading to a nearby bridge over the Nitra River.

THIS idyllic scene with horses drinking and coachmen idling around was captured in the town of Nitra sometime around 1925. Today, hundreds of cars pass this place every day heading to a nearby bridge over the Nitra River.

Also, interestingly, at the time when the picture was taken the location was situated in the town’s periphery while now it lies near the centre.

The building on the left is the Árpád Mill, one of the oldest industrial sites in Nitra. Flour from the mill was exported mainly to Hungary, Austria and Silesia but it also reached markets in Bohemia and Moravia.

When a cholera epidemic broke out in Nitra in 1873, the mill was turned into a hospital. It later returned to its original role and in 1935 it became Slovakia’s first paprika mill.

The building, however, no longer exists. A modern shopping centre has taken its place.


Top stories

News digest: Keep up the good work, EC head tells Slovakia

Another Covid-19 wave is underway. Toblerone will produce chocolate in Slovakia.


13 h
Igor Matovič (right) shakes hands with OĽaNO MP Andrej Stančík who said he had a problem with a vote together with the far right, but then voted with them anyway.

No, Mr. Matovič, the end doesn't justify the means

OĽaNO’s leader rejects formal cooperation with the fascists, while exploiting a shadow coalition in which they are full members.


17 h
Retired general and security expert Pavel Macko.

Slovakia still isn't ready to host NATO battle groups permanently

But the country will need a long-term NATO presence, a security expert claims.


23. jun
The river Slaná in mid-March.

Work completed at mine that turned river orange

Plan being prepared to solve pollution problem.


23. jun
SkryťClose ad