Here be dragons

Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana, Slovenia

This image was taken at the end of August this year, on the way back to Zagreb from a visit to Slovenia’s Postojna Cave (Postojnska jama) – the harsh early afternoon sunlight making it more suited to a black and white conversion, or a little Photoshop trickery, rather than the original colour version.
The dragon is part of Ljubljana’s coat of arms, and each side of this bridge – one of the most familiar landmarks in the Slovenian capital, built between 1888 and 1907 – is guarded by two large bronze dragon sculptures such as the one above, the work of A.M. Beschorner of Vienna. The concrete construction of the bridge itself was quite innovative for the time.
Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

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