Saturday, November 22, 2014


Above you see the new quirky bridge in Skopje with lots of equally quirky buildings behind it. 
In stark contrast, the picture below shows the Stone Bridge over the Vardar. It dates from the XV century, precisely in the early years of the Ottoman occupation. 
It reminded me of a similar bridge that is central to the fabulous novel 'The Bridge on the Drina' by Ivo Andrik. 
This bridge is seen in Serbia and it's very well preserved, too.
The inclusion of a mihrab (usually, a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca) in the middle distinguishes it from the other bridges constructed at the same time in the Christian Europe.

~~ Have a great weekend ~~

1 comment:

  1. From your three latest posts I easily see how interesting the trip must have been... I hope you post more and more... I am curious, you know?