Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 01:02 pm
That's where I am right now...overlooking the city from my hotel, looking right at the destroyed Library building. Leaving for Banja Luka tomorrow, then back to Sarajevo for 3 more days.

It is definitely a Balkan place. Donners, cevabi and grills everywhere, people that yell and shove and smoke everywhere, muezzins calling to prayer five times a day... Sarajevo is a charming town, so far (one walk through the city).

Will post pictures and more impressions when I am less tired.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 01:57 pm
How's the Serbice . . . er, i mean service?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 02:13 pm
Lots of history in Sarajevo. We vicariously travel with you - take some pictures for us, dag...
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 03:39 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

How's the Serbice . . . er, i mean service?


It's tres bosn...umm...bon
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 03:40 pm
this is NOT my photo, found it online -- but it is the immediate view from my hotel:

http://www.esiweb.org/balkanexpress/images/bosnia/Sarajevo%20-%20Alifakovac%20Cemetery%20-%20Alan%20Grant.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 04:23 pm
You're overlooking the cemetery?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 04:49 pm
Enjoy, Dagmar!


I went to Sarajevo in 1979. Lovely city, then.
It was quite cool to walk from the Austro-Hungarian type zone -so Mitteleuropa- to the Medina, with its mosques and minarets. People were so kind but, from their description of the population one could gather that a civil war was easy to spark.
I had very little knowledge of Balkan history, then, so it struck me that the bridge where Archduke Ferdinand was murdered was named Gavrilo Princip, to honor the assasin (or patriot, depending of the viewpoint).
We stayed at a charming little boarding house (they had embroidery in their linen) in Tomé Masaryk street. Nice memories.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 05:00 pm
@dagmaraka,
Sounds very interesting so far!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 04:29 am
Interesting report in today's Travel-section of the Independent on Sunday

http://i41.tinypic.com/2cf75n9.jpghttp://i41.tinypic.com/2pp0rp3.jpg


Online version >here<

I wonder, dagmar, if you share those impressions.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 09:04 am
So now we know it for sure: dagmar is a travel reporter.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2009 02:39 am
@CalamityJane,
ha, i wish. i would love to be one, for half a year or so.

here are my photos from Sarajevo:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=98153&id=697154364&l=723359701d
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2009 12:14 pm
Very nice pictures.

The old part seems unchanged.
The 80s building was soooo icky.
The plaques on Princip Gavrilov bridge made me shiver. To think they stand for people who were 4-5 year old children when I visited, not knowing their fate.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2009 03:13 pm
@fbaezer,
This is my favorite of them: putting Comrade Tito's eternal fire to good use:

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2565/153/5/697154364/n697154364_2325387_2646211.jpg
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 12:54 am
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