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Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Posted by rod - 03.12.2013

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

London based Illustrator and graphic designer Mikaela Lilhops created these minimalistic illustrations of Slovakia. Travel through a landscape that you were not even aware existed.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Stone Square, Bratislava, Slovakia

It’s not by accident that Stone Square in Bratislava has been translated to Stone Square. Many years ago, when department store named Prior was prior to be opened, a stone from space landed unexpectedly in the middle of the square at 10am, and remains there until now. Many years passed and it became a meeting point. In the background we can see Hotel Kiev which, they say, will not be there for much longer. That’s why we can call this painting “historical”.

 

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Chamois TV Tower, Bratislava, Slovakia

Tallest tower in Slovakia, Chamois, was build with intention of catching signals from outer space. Even now it is a place that ufologists from whole wide middle Europe attend once a year for annual tent symposium.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Hotel Patria, Strbske Pleso – a picturesque mountain lake of glacial origin, Slovakia

It was spring of 1964, when a young british actress Julie Christie (then still very little-known) was in this hotel on a leisure stay. After she took a bath in the lake in front of the hotel, she got an offer for a role in the movie Doctor Zhivago, which made her famous. Therefore we can see a ladder–symbol in the landscape painting, which symbolizes the rise.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Tatralandia, High Tatras, Slovakia

Well known swimming pool and sauna paradise surrounded by mountains, used mostly in summer. Only a chosen few know that there is a colored flamingo that shows itself next to one of the pools. And it has been showing itself for years, to those who accidentally have a sip of water from that pool.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Slovnaft, Oil refinery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Trip with adventure. Plan a romantic evening for two – balloon flight over the flashing Slovnaft.
Chance to order dinner on board.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Central Train Station, Bratislava, Slovakia 

A building made of metal sheet, a japanese-villa-look-alike, will greet you upon train arrival. The legend says, that anybody who sit down on this bench in front of the station, will have all personal belongings teleported immediately and contactless to unknown places within seconds. Wanna try out?

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Train Station Poprad – High Tatras, Slovakia

This unique view on sensitively planted concrete jungle in front of Tatras can be spotted from train window on the train station Poprad – Tatry. Recommended for tourists that love contrast of nature and concrete.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Beautiful Mountain’s Bus Stop, Paradise of Housing Blocks, Bratislava, Slovakia 

On first glance, an ordinary bus stop next to a news stand. But if you miss the bus, a magickal bearded grandpa will approach you and you will witness a sleight-of-hand coin disappearance.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

UFO, New Bridge, Bratislava, Slovakia 

Bratislava’s legendary UFO on New Bridge was built in honor of a Synagogue that was destroyed by real UFO in the 80’s of 20th century. Construction on the bridge shows UFO during the operation.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Nuclear Power Station, Mochovce, Slovakia

Past, future and infinity. Village next to Mochovce had to make place for nuclear power plant. All that was left untouched, is it’s previous dominant feature – a church, which is now a beautiful asset to power plant panorama.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Mister

The legend has is that when you rip out three silver hairs from mister’s mustache, you’ll be granted one wish.
The similarity with the Slovak president is entirely coincidental.

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

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