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PHOTO: Historic Buildings in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: The city of Bihac, located in far northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina, is home to several unusual historic buildings, including this octagonal “Turbe” (Ottoman mausoleum) and the square Captain’s Tower. The latter is one of the oldest buildings in town and today houses the Regional…

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Sarajevo Roses – Symbols of Hope or Despair?

I trampled a few roses before learning why the streets and sidewalks of Sarajevo were covered with red splotches. During the Bosnian War, an average of 329 mortar shells rained down on the city every day for more than 3.5 years, leaving a moonscape of craters. After the war ended in 1995, these…

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PHOTO: Una River Flows Through Bihac in Northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: The Una River in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bihac is popular with tourists who are visiting Una National Park, located just a few kilometers from the city. There are spectacular waterfalls along the upper course of the river, located just a few kilometers from…

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PHOTO: Eternal Flame in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: The Eternal flame in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of World War Two. The monument was dedicated in April, 1946, following the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation. The inscription reads: “With courage and the…

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PHOTO: Fountain at Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Octagonal marble fountain at Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The original fountain, built in 1530, was constructed of Bosnian stone and carried spring water from a source more than four miles away from the mosque. Severe winter weather eventually cracked…

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PHOTO: Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Statue of Pope John Paul II stands in front of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The cathedral is located in the old town area of the city, literally steps from the iconic Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque, which is often pointed to…

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