Papiermolensluis is a stone bridge over one of the canals. It is probably one of the most photographed landmarks, due to the composition of the houses as you can see in the background and the canal in the foreground are perfectly depicting the “atmosphere” and the architecture of Amsterdam. Back in time, on the corner house of Brouwergracht, was a hanging sign “De Papiermolen” – paper handler. The bridge was called Papiermolensluis because you can see this sign of the shop from the bridge.
Many of such colorful boats, as you see in the photo, are docked along the Douro River in Porto. Most of these boats are now just touristic attractions, but back in the day, the Port wine was transported with them. Aside from these small boats owned mostly by Porto wine producers, there are many others in the harbor, which are used now for visiting the Douro valley nearby Porto.
Did you know that the architect who began the construction of the D. Luis Bridge was Gustav Eiffel? The same architect that constructed the Eiffel Tower. The interesting thing however, is that he didn’t actually finish this task. It was his apprentice, Theophile Seyrig who completed the construction.
We were passing the London Tower Bridge early in the morning, when we realised that the Tower was closed due to traffic. It became known to us that on this particular day, there was a marathon taking place and the city was preparing for it. The Tower Bridge was still enlightened with the soft warm morning sun. And you don’t typically get such shots when there is traffic.
The Chain Bridge is one of the most famous buildings in Budapest. The original bridge was built between 1839 and 1849, after the Hungarian Earl Széchenyi encouraged the design and construction of same. It was the only connection between the two cities Buda and Pest, which have been separated by the Danube up until then. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge quickly became one of the busiest roads and over the years has been extended and equipped for the ever-growing volume of traffic.