Before Its' Fall

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

This is the Mostar Bridge, it stood for 427 years and survived two World Wars. This shot was taken in March 1993. On November 9th that same year, it was bombed till it went down, during the Bosnian War. On the day I took this shot, I walked across the bridge with my Dad. The stones, that made up the bridge, were worn so smooth from the thousands of feet that crossed them, that they were like marble. This is a replacement of the first framed photo. I want this to appear on Google Earth, that is the reason for the replacement.

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Comments (55)

arno18 on September 18, 2013

Absolutely beautiful. Great shot, indeed. ♥♥♥&☼✰! You have a fantastic photo gallery! , Friendly greetings from Switzerland ☺Arno✿ܓ

Robert Głowacki on September 18, 2013

Preciosa foto. Like. Saludos

C. Johnston on September 23, 2013

Thank you Arno y Gracias Robert You are very kind. I am so happy that you visited my gallery.

Greetings y Saludos, Cathy

Klaus Dimter on January 8, 2014

Very interresting location. Excellently composed

Best regards from Berlin. Klaus

Buts Yuri on January 8, 2014

Beautiful picture! LIKE-13! Many greetings, Buts_YV.

C. Johnston on January 21, 2014

Thank you Klaus and Yuri This place is very special to me, I am happy that you like the photo.

Best regards Cathy

Frank T. Schmelz on April 23, 2014

Real artwork, very impressing capture, Cathy!
Best wishes

C. Johnston on May 13, 2014

Thank you Frank I will be travelling near there soon and I hope to get an opportunity to photograph the replacement bridge. Thank you for the favorite choice.

Best regards, Cathy

Marcello Mento on May 17, 2014

very very beautiful

C. Johnston on July 3, 2014

Thank you Marcello: I was just on a trip very near here, unfortunately was unable to go and see the new bridge...very disappointing. Thank you for your kind comments.


Eduardo Ortin on February 21, 2015

Preciosa y muy interesante esta fotografía,junto con el comentario.Like.Saludos de Eduardo.

Christos Theodorou on March 7

Classic and beautiful! Excellent photo. Best regards, Christos

C. Johnston on March 11

Gracias Eduardo le agradezco mucho sus amables comentarios. Muy amable.

Saludos desde Canada, Cathy

C. Johnston on March 11

Thank you Christos I am happy you came to visit and thank you for your kind comment.

Greetings, Cathy

psonja on March 28

great picture and thanks for the explanation L

regards from Sonja

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 28, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by C. Johnston
    • Camera: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED