At the turn of the 20th century, Bratislava, was transforming itself into a modern metropolis. The first trams were ringing, propeller-driven boats were appearing, cafes were opening up and sports clubs were coming into existence. The entire city was buzzing in the first major wave of modernization. A series of contemporary postcards depict the city with elevated railway lines stretching boldly over street corners and flying machines soaring over them in the skies. It already had the feeling of a metropolis. Today you could say that the city felt “cool”. It is this feeling that Cool Nouveau tries to convey.