I am celebrating having finally approved the proofs for my forthcoming book. To mark the occasion I am posting photos of three bridges. No not the town near Gatwick Airport, but three bridges from Eastern Europe, the subject of my writing.
The first is the infamous bridge in Sarajevo, the place where Archduke Frank Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in 1914. The event sparked the events that led to World War 1.
Next up, the amazing bridge in Mostar in Bosnia. The bridge was notoriously totally destroyed during the Yugoslav conflict , but remarkably restored to its former glory using much of the original material.
Nowadays, young men plunge from the bridge into the shallow waters below to earn a few dollars.
Lastly, probably my favourite bridge in the world. Karlovy Most (Charles Bridge) straddles the Vltava River in Prague. Is there a more picturesque city bridge anywhere?