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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Lions' Bridge

Lions' Bridge, © Publishing house "Minalo"enlarge


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Object:Lions' Bridge
Description:Panorama photograph of a bridge with a parapet and large bronze sculptures of lions at the four corner points of the bridge. There is a street with tramlines and two- and three-storey buildings in the background. In the far background one can see three chimney stacks. Some trucks and carriages are in the street as are people in rural and urban clothes and in uniforms. Title in Bulgarian and French. Recto: name of the photographer and "Neubert" - probably the publisher.
Comment:Lions' Bridge (Lavov most), a stone bridge, was built between 1889 and 1891 in the place of an older bridge called Sharen Most ("Motley Bridge"). It was planned by Czech architect Václav Prošek, his brother Jozef and his cousins Bohdan and Jiří, who also designed and built the similar, eagle-themed "Eagles' Bridge" in 1891. All metal elements of the bridge were produced by the Austrian company of Rudolph Philipp Waagner. Electric lights were installed in the early 1900s.
Date:Not before 1901
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 168mm x 222mm
Image: 156mm x 215mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:230 Animal Husbandry > 231 Domesticated Animals
290 Clothing
330 Building and Construction
340 Structures
360 Settelments
370 Energy and Power
430 Exchange > 438 Domestic Trade
490 Land Transport > 493 Vehicles
640 State > 648 International Relations
Copyright:Издателска къща "Минало"
Archive:Publishing house "Minalo", Inv. No.: K-22
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova