Friday, August 25, 2017

UFO bridge



Here are two more photos I took in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Crossing over the Danube River, The Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising is commonly referred to as either the Most SNP or the UFO bridge and was built in the late 1960's and early 1970's at the height of Communist excess. It was meant to honor the 1944 resistance movement against Nazi forces. The structure resembling a UFO at the top is a restaurant. This is the longest cable-stayed bridge to have one pylon and one cable-stayed plane in the world.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

19 comments:

Adam said...

Keep watching the skies

Marleen said...

A spectacular location for a restaurant!

Karl Demetz said...

Two beautiful photos, Lois, the night shot is my favourite.

Tom said...

...now that's an interesting bridge!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, that is a cool bridge. I like the shot at night, very pretty.

Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful image.

Lea said...

What a wonderful view a person would see from the restaurant!

William Kendall said...

The name is quite appropriate!

Revrunner said...

Looks a lot better than a whole lot of our bridge built since then.

Kate said...

Thanks for the background information! Good photos, and what fun to eat in that restaurant.

Sharon Anck said...

I've never seen anything like it! Amazing.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What a cool spot for a restaurant! I'll bet the views are amazing. Great photo!

RedPat said...

What a fabulous night shot! Did you eat there?

A Colorful World said...

Fascinating bridge, and I loved reading the history. My niece is part Slovak.

bill burke said...

What an unique bridge and a perfect spot for a restaurant. Awesome shots Lois, the night one is very impressive.

Lowcarb team member said...

That's certainly a different looking bridge.
Loved both photo's and the additional information too.
Thanks.

All the best Jan

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The difference is like night and day :) :)I should imagine the view from up there would be pretty spectacular Lois.. interesting to read the background info.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pics of the bridge. The towering monster over the bridge does look like Something unidentifiable.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e bem apanhado.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
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