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Bosnia-Herzegovina Pictures - Page 4     
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Trebinje, our first town in Bosnia, hard on the Serbian border. Serbian Orthodox church

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"Campsite" in the Sutjeske national park. In fact it had no facilities at all

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Monument to the WW2 partisans, in Sutjeske national park

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R. Lim gorges, Bosnia

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Almost all mosques in Bosnia were targeted, and almost all have been rebuilt

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Sarajevo. We LOVED Sarajevo! This map shows how tight the Serb stranglehold was on this lovely city. "Sniper Alley" is where the trams run, and Serbian snipers were in the tower blocks directly beside the main road. 

 (NB The Sarajevo Winter Olympics is where Torvll and Dean got the only ever perfect scores for ice  skating.)

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Turkish quarter, Sarajevo. Just so much atmosphere.

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Turkish quarter, Sarajevo.

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Turkish quarter, Sarajevo.

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Turkish quarter, Sarajevo.

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Turkish quarter, Sarajevo.

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Home made shotgun (because the UN stopped the Bosnian getting arms to defend themselves)

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"No guns" signs are common

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Turkish quarter, Sarajevo.

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Mosque, Sarajevo

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Mosque, Sarajevo

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Turkish quarter, Sarajevo.

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Bosnian coffee is superb

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Eternal flame to WWII partisans

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Where WWI started! Arch Duke Ferdinand was assassinated where the green tram is standing.

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WWI started here!

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Museum of Modern Art, Sarajevo

Bosnia-1706 Bosnia Sarajevo bombed out Nat Library.jpg (116162 bytes)

Magnificent Bosnian National Library, burned out after being targeted by Serb artillery

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"Sarajevo rose" - the tail fins of a mortar bomb embedded in the concrete. This one (of many) is at the Tunnel Museum beside the airport. Bosnians tunneled under the airport because the airport was held by the UN, who were stopping supplies entering or refugees and casualties leaving Sarajevo. Does the UN speak for you? It certainly doesn't speak for me!

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It rained in Sarajevo! But umbrellas were cheap.

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Dead umbrella

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Wall painting, Sarajevo

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Sarajevo tram. Runs every 3 minutes to the campsite.

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Old people's home, bombed by the Serbs. How many old people were killed here?

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And finally, a Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo. My atheism is confirmed!

 

We loved Sarajevo, and I urge you to visit. The people are relaxed and very friendly, and take a pragmatic view of life. Several people told us that Bosnian forces included many Serbs and Croats who regarded themselves as Bosnian, and that, like the American civil war, brothers often found themselves on opposing sides. Our visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina has had a profound effect on me. 

And as an aside, the Dutch forces serving under the UN that allowed the Serbs to massacre several thousand Bosnian men and boys at Srebrenica have been given medals by the Dutch government. It's a strange world, isn't it?

 

 

 

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