Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nova Gorica, Slovenia

A great card from Slovenia showing Nova Gorica and the Solkanski Bridge...

I love these type of bridges, high over rivers or crevasses or canyons, esp, when trains are also able to pass...this is a 220-metre long stone bridge over the river Soča in Western Slovenia. With an arch span of 85 metres it is the second longest stone arch in the world and the longest stone arch among train bridges. It was built in the time of the Secession, between 1900 and 1906 Solkan also represents the last stone bridge constructed in the world, because the first large concrete bridges were already on the horizon.

Of course, it had had its sufferings and reconstructions during the wars....but nowadays, it offers a simply fantastic view to bee seen!

a flower stamp from 2007 from a set of 17, showing the Saw-wort.

thanks a lot to Ivana for this fantastic card!

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