Archive for April, 2006

Floating of Apollo Bridge in Bratislava, Slovakia

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

The Most Apollo (Apollo Bridge; also known as Most Košická after the street leading to it) in Bratislava is a road bridge over the Danube in the capital of Slovakia. The bridge was opened to the public on September 5, 2005. [Apollo Bridge satellite pictures]

To minimize the traffic interruptions on the river (and save costs), the bridge was built on the river bank and then “floated” to it’s planned position. One side was fixed at a bearing on a bank, while other was slowly floated downstream to its final position.

[Description sources: Wikipedia,]

The Dar Pomorza - a Polish sailing frigate, Gdynia, Poland

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

The Dar Pomorza is a Polish sailing frigate, currently preserved in Gdynia as a museum ship.

She was laid down on 18 … all » September 1909 as the German training ship Prinzess Eitel Friedrich. In 1919 she was seized by the French. She was supposed to be renamed Colbert and used as a training ship, but was not activated.

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Kościuszki Square in Gdynia, Poland

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Kościuszki Square in Gdynia, Poland

You can find here ORP Błyskawica ship, sailing frigate - “Dar Pomorza”, and sometimes another frigate “Dar Młodzieży”.