We’re happy to bring you more of the winning national photos from Wiki Loves Monuments 2012. These two images come from Austria, where a highly motivated group of volunteers collaborated closely with many cultural partners, such as the Bundesdenkmalamt. With their effort, Wiki Loves Monuments proved to be a huge success in Austria for the second time, with nearly 300 users contributing more than 10,000 photos. While highlighting the country’s bridges, churches and palaces, the top-10 photos show great diversity in terms of landscape, time, space and season.
As Lodewijk Gelauff from the international organizing team pointed out in a recent blog post, the Austrian volunteers also helped the organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments in Southern Tyrol (in the north of Italy) and Slovakia compile and organize their monument lists.
The top-12 international winners will be announced in early December. For further information about the contest and more updates, go to www.wikilovesmonuments.org. You can also see all the finalists from Austria and other participating countries on Wikimedia Commons.
Jawad Qadir, Communications Intern