Grofčanski Most, Kratovo, 1926. Photo: Kurt Hielscher. 

Grofčanski Most, Kratovo, 2018. Photo: Casper Molenaar.

Grofčanski Most was not so hard to find in Kratovo since it is one of its characteristics, unlike the other 6 (!) beautiful photos Kurt Hielscher took here. Unfortunately, the time I could spend here was limited, and I did not manage to find all the places in the photos. I would love to come back one day and spend a whole week here because Kratovo has a pleasant, laid-back atmosphere, and its authenticity grabbed me at first sight. Built in the crater of the extinct volcano Kratovo, it is known for its towers and bridges. The Ottomans built the four stone bridges over the Tabačka river between the 17th and 19th centuries. Grofčanski Most is 30 m long, 4 m wide, and 8 m high.

In the footsteps of  Kurt Hielscher