Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mostar Sun

A good day in Mostar:  a train ride, a Roman ruin, an old fortress, and sunny skies. We also saw a short film about the destruction and reconstruction of the Old Bridge - poignant.

On the train to Čapljina. The coach is "used" and from Sweden.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Mogorjelo, the ruins of a 1st Century AD Roman Villa just 1km south on the main road from Čapljina.

Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Some views from Počitelj, a fortress town 3km north from Čapljina on the main road.
Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

And finally we have sun in Mostar!
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Recent obituaries of Muslims plastered to poles and small signboards are a common site in Mostar. And people do stop to read them. Usually they are near mosques but not always.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This still ruined building caught my attention. We read that sometimes uncertainty regarding who owns a piece of land hinders renewal.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Around Mostar are Muslim cemeteries filled with grave after grave of young men who died in 1993 - sobering.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Closing up shop.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina



2 comments:

Charles said...

So you made it to Mostar. When I was there it rained the whole time, so you're lucky you got some sun. That train looks like the same one I took from Mostar to Sarajevo - it probably is the same.

john said...

Charles, Mostar was great! But the Old Town is absolutely dead in the mornings before the tour groups arrive - even when it's sunny....Agreed - probably the same coaches.