Travel theme: Bridges

In the half of this post you will find a quiz question and in case you send me the right answer, you can win a nice prize for it :-).

For travel theme Bridges I chose the oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic. You already saw our second oldest bridge, which is in Prague, on my shots here.  Today’s bridge is even older, for about 100 years, and you can find it in South Bohemian town Písek about 110 km from Prague. It is called Stag’s bridge, as medievel municipality decided it will take name after the first “person” who would cross the bridge. But it was not a person but a brave big stag and therefore it’s named Stag’s bridge.

The bridge is long 110 m and wide 6 m, it has 7 arches and it is decorated with statues, the most traditional ones are St. John of Nepomuk and the Christ on the Cross. The bridge is the second oldest in middle Europe and the 8th oldest in the world.

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Písek bridge and the view from it

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Traditional bridge statues: St. John of Nepomuk and Cross with Christ

The second bridge is even older then the Stag’s bridge in Písek, it’s the oldest one in middle Europe. If you know the name of the town, where you can find this bridge, send me the answer to the email you find here till the Thursday (Feb 28) evening. From correct answers I will allot a winner, who will be asked to send me his or her address and will receive a nice gift from Prague.

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Map of the medievel town with the old stone bridge

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Bridge tower – entrance to the bridge

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Old stone bridge

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Madhu
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 14:01:05

    Beautiful old bridges Katy. Is the second one the Old Stone bridge in Regensburg?

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  2. Tina Schell
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 14:48:07

    Just beautiful! Love that first shot.

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  3. Island Traveler
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 15:55:52

    Stunning images that takes one’s breathe away.

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  4. ideflex
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 16:34:29

    In Central Europe, the Czech Republic’s oldest bridge is the Pisek Stone bridge in Pisek (said to be built in the third quarter of the 13th century – incredible that they are still around); I don’t know that the Charles Bridge in Prague would count as it was started in 1357 built only finished in the beginning of the 15th century! There are some wooden bridges built also built in the 13th century in Switzerland and other countries of Europe but they wouldn’t count because many of them were burned down and were rebuilt! The oldest bridge still in use (but only by hikers) in Europe is the stone arch bridge of the outside the village Xirokambi, Laconia which dates from 150 BC!
    This was great fun and I will certainly make Prague one of my must-stop destinations on my next trip!

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  5. Verity Keen
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 19:20:59

    The coloured houses picture is lovely – V

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  7. Marianne
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 23:31:57

    Great shots, Katy!

    Your final photos of the old stone bridge show how remarkably similar it is to the old Roman bridge over the river in Cóordoba in southern Spain.

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  8. The Retiring Sort
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 16:38:02

    Beautiful – I especially love the image of the colored houses from the bridge!

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  9. Sheila Morris
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 16:45:14

    These bridges are awesome!!

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  10. lingeringvisions
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 22:40:33

    Totally!

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  11. minqan
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 12:48:23

    I like your photo idea with different themes for the different places. 🙂 Great pics!

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  12. jamesspencerphoto
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 20:33:17

    They do make fine bridges here 🙂

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