Friday, August 30, 2013

The Old Bridge in Mostar

The Old Bridge and It's Area are part of UNESCO's World Heritage List. It was constructed in the year 1566 and the building was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent. The goal was to replace an older wooden suspension bridge of dubious stability.

Upon its completion it was the widest man-made arch in the world. Certain associated technical issues remain a mystery: how the scaffolding was erected, how the stone was transported from one bank to the other, how the scaffolding remained sound during the long building period. As a result, this bridge can be classed among the greatest architectural works of its time.

Tell me what you think of this below in the comments. Would you like to see more images from the city I live in and the surrounding area? Thanks to all the FMTSO folks who came to visit me from the blog!

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42 comments:

  1. this is Picture Postcard PERFECT and does fit the Vibrant for sure. so beautiful

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  2. As Sandra said: Picture Postcard perfect! I envy you for this view :-)

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    1. Dankeschon. Hab deinen Fotoblog auch gleich ausgekundet! :D

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  3. The water is so green - tis a lovely photo. I would love to see more of your city.

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  4. that is an absolutely beautiful bridge and the water is so vibrant. What a lovely place to live near.

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    1. I live 5 minutes from the old town, will try to share more.

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  5. So nice to meet you! Thanks for joining my blog! Your blog is beautiful and inspirational! Images are outstanding!

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    1. Thanks for checking back! :)

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  6. Superbe endroit et quelles couleurs !

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  7. A beautiful scene and an apt contribution to the meme.

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  8. breathtaking photo and the edit is perfect! Your blog is tres cool!

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  9. Welcome to FSO. I am one of the spotlighters and so happy to have your pictures. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. This is indeed vibrant and fits this theme perfectly. Looking forward to more good shots.
    Peggy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Look forward to post more

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  10. Love that green water! I would definitely enjoy seeing more photos of your city.

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    1. I'll have more in store soon.

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  11. Unbelievable scene! I would love to city more pictures of the place where you live. It's so different from our desert!

    This picture is splendid!!!

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  12. Very nice, there is a old bridge in Rome, Ponte Milvio, can be seen from the Muselini brIdge - corso di Francia - it has a similar arched exposure. Am now following .ginger

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    1. Thanks GngerV! Ponte Milvio has multiple arches as far as I recall. And it's lovely too.

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  13. I would never have imagined that a river could be described as a vibrant colour but it is indeed. Welcome to FSO, hope we get to see a lot more of your town! Love the architecture, too.

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    1. The river is very green because of algae that decorate the river bed. Thanks for the warm welcome.

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  14. This superb picture would look lovely in a frame, in my hall.

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  15. Gorgeous! So glad you are joining FMTSO.

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    1. I am glad as well. Must prepare something for next week's theme!

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  16. That is so beautiful! It must have been a tense moment when the last of the scaffolding came down.

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    1. I guess it must have been :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Lovely bridge and I enjoyed the story behind its creation. You evidently do not live in an area known for having earthquakes!
    Welcome to this meme.

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    1. Actually, since we are geographically east from Italy, we do sometimes feel the aftershocks when their volcanoes act out.

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  18. This must be one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Unfortunatelly I haven't visited the country yet.

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    1. I hope you do one day. Thanks for commenting.

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  19. FANTASTIC picture from a nice place.... i have seen that bridge a few years ago.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. That's cool. Greetings from Mostar.

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