1 Like

New Bridge
Spain

Wikipedia:

The Puente Nuevo (Spanish for New Bridge) is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre (390 ft)-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. The architect was José Martin de Aldehuela, who died in Málaga in 1802. The chief builder was Juan Antonio Díaz Machuca.


The bridge was built in 1751 and took a total of 42 years to build. There is a chamber beneath the central arch that was used for a variety of purposes, including as a prison. During the civil war (1936 to 1939), both sides allegedly used the prison as a torture chamber for captured opponents, killing some by throwing them from the windows to the rocks below at the bottom of the El Tajo canyon. One enters the chamber, where there is an exhibition describing the bridge's history and construction, via a square building that was once the guard-house.

View More »

Copyright: Jan Koehn
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7200x3600
Chargée: 31/07/2009
Mis à jour: 08/04/2012
Affichages ::

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Jan Koehn
New Bridge - 2
Jan Koehn
Bridge 2
Voytek _N
Ronda Andalusia Spain
Jan Koehn
Plaza de Toros de Ronda - Coach
Jan Koehn
Plaza de Toros de Ronda 2
Michael Kolvenbach
Plaza De Toros De Ronda
Jan Koehn
Plaza de Toros de Ronda
CAYETANO ORDOÑEZ
Carsten Arenz
Ronda - Andalusia - Plaza de Socorro at Night
Miguel Sepulveda
Arch of Philip V
Jan Koehn
Ronda - Viewpoint
IGLESIA DE LA MERCED
Roger Berry
Mehrangarh Fort, Overview of Jodhpur
yunzen liu
World Cultural Heritage Hongcun Village anhui
Matt Nolan
Ice Core from McCall Glacier
Andrea Biffi
vintage carriages in Beauvais Museum court
Sahneh
The North Pole 90°N-4
Nermin CALUK
Sarajevo panorama from Trebevic
Roger Berry
Amber Fort Elephants
Fariborz Alagheband
Ajeei House
Sahneh
The North Pole 90°N-3
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Reclining Buddha, Wat Prakaeo, Infrared Panorama
Fariborz Alagheband
Assarkhane Shikh Bahaei
Roger Berry
Delhi Spice Market
Jan Köhn
Logenhaus
Jan Koehn
Christmasmarket - crib
Jan Koehn
Plaza de Toros de Ronda
Jan Koehn
TV Hill - 2
Jan Koehn
Historic Christmas Market - Burnt punch
Jan Koehn
Cablecar 2
Jan Koehn
Port of Gaeta
Jan Koehn
King Ludwig's royal train 2
Jan Koehn
Bridge Buergermeistersteg
Jan Koehn
Hundshaupten - Autumforrest
Jan Koehn
Sandtorkai - Lotzenschoner Nr. 5
Jan Koehn
Fundación César Manrique
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.