Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Bridges: the Siege of Belgrade

Belgrade was besieged many times in its history, as early as 488. In the siege of Belgrade from September 15th 1789, an army of Hapsburg Austria besieged an Ottoman Turkish forces in Belgrade and three weeks later succeeded in capturing the fortress. Austria held the city until 1791 when it handed Belgrade back to the Ottomans according to the terms of the peace treaty. Serbia remained under Turkish rule until 1878.

How many bridges can you count here?

See more bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

8 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

hmmmm...
Being laid siege to many times in history gives a new twist on the adage "location, location, location."

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Luis Gomez said...

This is very nice Bibi.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A unique take on the meme. I like these birds eye views. So much to look at in this historic print.

Gaelyn said...

Looks like an island with many bridges.

Ann said...

may be they should have burnt the bridges, then nobody can invade them.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's way too many sieges for one small country Bibi, there's such a lot happening in this gorgeous old image that it's hard to tell exactly how many bridges..at lease five I'd say, am I close?

Kim, USA said...

I think I counted four bridges but I know there are more than that ^_^. Happy Monday!

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Daryl Edelstein said...

You are so clever