January 16, 2013

Mostar Bridge, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photograph by Ivan Blazhev/Anzenberger/Redux

A crescent in stone, a humpbacked bridge spans the Neretva River at Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bridge was built in 1566 on Sultan Süleyman's orders to replace a nearby chain bridge deemed unsafe by his subjects. Known as the Stari (short for Stari Most, "the old bridge"), the span was destroyed by war in 1993 but rebuilt with help from the international community.

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