Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

 

These pictures presenting for week’s photo challenge were taken in Southern Italy.

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Unforgettable corners

Famous Stave church in Western Norway!

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This building doesn’t need any introduction!

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Can you Guess this piece from history!

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More interpretations on “Corners” can be found on WPC

When I read the theme as “corner”, I remember this joke

“And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world … then He made the earth round…and laughed and laughed and laughed….”

Have a nice weekend!

Charles Bridge Prague: Get set click

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My first entry for this week’s  Photo Challenge

Whole day this place is full of tourists and locals. Sometimes rather overcrowded.

Also this is one the favourite spots among photographers in Prague. Easy to find professional and non-professionals during dawn and dusk.  You find people waiting with/without tripods to capture that perfect moment.

The Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge or the Prague Bridge but has been the “Charles Bridge” since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and adjacent areas. This “solid-land” connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.

The bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide, following the example of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg, it was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas.

Reference:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bridge

Stockholm (II)- Swedish Heritage: Vasa Museum (WPC)

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Today Vasa is the world’s only preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue.

More information on Vasa Museum

Check the information movie at this you tube link

More Heritage entries in WPC