Bridges and churches score well in Austria

Bridges and churches score well in Austria

  • Posted on: November 4, 2012
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Organized for the second time and in close collaboration with many cultural partners such as the Bundesdenkmalamt, Wiki Loves Monuments was once again a grand success in Austria. With more than 10,000 submissions submitted by almost 300 people, the jury had the hard task to select the winners, and came up with the images below!

The winning pictures show clearly that Austria has no shortage of beautiful bridges, castles or churches – and definitely also not or great photographers. Inside and outside; day and night; winter and summer – all opposites are somehow represented in this selection.

Austria was also particular because of the highly motivated group of volunteers that organized Wiki Loves Monuments. And organizing it only in their country wouldn’t be enough: they helped, on a personal title, the organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments in Southern Tyrol (a region in the north of Italy) and Slovakia to get their lists together and well organized. We hope that also in 2013 we can see yet another fruitful collaboration with even more beautiful illustrations of Austrian heritage.

1st place: Ruins of the castle Pottendorf with chapel

1st place: Ruins of the castle Pottendorf with chapel, by Becky85

2nd place: The bridge Straßenbrücke in Murbrücke

2nd place: The bridge Straßenbrücke in Murbrücke, by Brezocnik Michael

3rd place: Shortly after sunrise a view onto the march field of Schloss Hof in Lower Austria

3rd place: Shortly after sunrise a view onto the march field of Schloss Hof in Lower Austria, by Magsos

Catholic parish church in Bischofshofen

Catholic parish church in Bischofshofen, by Christa Kramer

Arcade yard of the bishop`s castle in the city Strassburg, district Sankt Veit an der Glan

Arcade yard of the bishop`s castle in the city Strassburg, district Sankt Veit an der Glan, by Johann Jaritz

The ruins and the palace of Merkenstein at Gainfarn, municipality of Bad Vöslau, Lower Austria, are protected as a cultural heritage monument

The ruins and the palace of Merkenstein at Gainfarn, municipality of Bad Vöslau, Lower Austria, are protected as a cultural heritage monument, by Herzi Pinki

The so-called

The so-called “crypt” at Stift Altenburg, by C. Cossa

Municipally built houses at Fröhlich-Hof

Municipally built houses at Fröhlich-Hof, by Thomas Ledl

Railway bridge Linz (HDR Panorama)

Railway bridge Linz (HDR Panorama), by Josef Falkner

Cellar at Stift Lilienfeld. Originally from the 13th century, probably renewed at the 15th and 17th century

Cellar at Stift Lilienfeld. Originally from the 13th century, probably renewed at the 15th and 17th century, by Bwag

 

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Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011 and 2012, he was a member of the international organizing team.