Stari Most Bridge aka The Old Bridge
The rain and the clouds seem to follow me wherever I go. The moment I step foot in this town, it started raining. I was fortunate enough to have a constant pockets of sunshine in between in the afternoon. As the principle symbol of the town itself, I had a great time finding all sorts of angles to photograph the Stari Most Bridge.
The bridge was a marvel of a design during that time due to the fact that no bonding material was used. It is a perfect arch bridge. The Stari Most bridge is a cultural significant symbol of beauty for the Muslim people and the pride of the town of Mostar.
"The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Bosnian Croat forces during the Croat-Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on 23 July 2004." - Taken from Wiki.
Academics have argued that the bridge held little strategic value and that the shelling was an example of deliberate cultural property destruction.
At the end of the war, bodies like the World Bank, UNESCO, The World Monument Fund, in addition with countries such as Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey and Croatia, help fund the reconstruction of the bridge.
It was decided that the Stari Most must be reconstructed using the same technology and original materials. Alas, the fragments of the stone bridge that were lifted up from the river bed were too badly damaged to be of use.
Stari Most Bridge aka The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Jon K. Stoutlager