Castles and religious buildings score well in Slovakia

Castles and religious buildings score well in Slovakia

  • Posted on: November 9, 2012
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The jury of Slovakia has spoken, and has selected 9 pictures of Slovakian heritage to be submitted to the international jury. Castles and religious heritage (monasteries, churches, a synagogue) play clearly an important role in the view of the Slovakian participants. The pictures represent the nine higest ranked images, but are not ranked yet amongst each other – the top images between those will be published later.

The fact that Slovakia would be participating with Wiki Loves Monuments this year, was not self-evident at all when the other countries started at 1 September. It probably is worth a compliment that a group of volunteers was able to pull off the contest (with the help of their Austrian collegues) at such short notice. The results were not bad at all (750 images by 29 participants) and give a taste for more for next year!

Garden in the monastery of Báč

Garden in the monastery of Báč, by Taz666

Castle of Banská Štiavnica

Castle of Banská Štiavnica, by Peter Porubcan

Castle of Bratislava

Castle of Bratislava, by Christian Barth

Church in Žilina

Church in Žilina, by julo

Church of Monastery in Červený Kláštor

Church of Monastery in Červený Kláštor, by Lestat (Jan Mehlich)

Observatory in the Tatra mountain

Observatory in the Tatra mountain, by Bjalek Michal

Basilica of St. Giles in Bardejov

Basilica of St. Giles in Bardejov, by Bjalek Michal

Jewish Synagogue in Prešov

Jewish Synagogue in Prešov, by Jozef Kotulič

Castle of Smolenice

Castle of Smolenice, by Bjalek Michal

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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 2011-2013, he was a member of the international organizing team. After that, he has remained involved as jury coordinator and advisor.