Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mostar Waters

We've been in Mostar for almost 36 hours and it's been raining the whole time, including the 20 minute walk from the bus station to the Old Town. No worries. The more water the better to fill the Neretva River and its tributaries that flow through the town and under the famous Old Bridge (Stari Most).


For some of the bus ride from Trebinje to Mostar we were above the snow line. But no falling snow - just rain.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our first order of business after finding a hotel was to find some bureks for lunch.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The view from our hotel room at dusk.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Old Bridge from several angles. ;-)
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar continues to rebuild from the destruction of the Bosnian War and there are still ruins around town.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

But there are many improvements in progress such as this pedestrian street on the edge of the Old Town.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Today we made a day trip (using city buses) to nearby Blagaj which has a Dervish Monastery next to a cave where the Buna River comes bursting out of the mountain. Very cool!
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegonvina

The river coming out of the cave...The sound is from the waterfall just to my left out of the shot.
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegonvina

Monastery ceiling.
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegonvina

Sun-Ling by the prayer room.
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegonvina

Video from Blagaj.


Video: Call to prayer from Mostar.



3 comments:

liz said...

Amazing to see river coming from mountain.

Kathy said...

Love the night shots. The water is beautiful in the day shots too.

The burek looks delish, but weren't you getting at me about writing about food, lol.

john said...

Liz and Kathy, The morning we left the water level at the bridge was down by over a meter from the night before. Puzzling. Then from the train we saw that there are two huge dams upstream from Mostar. So I reckon the waters were up because they were letting water out of the dam, then down when they cut back the flow.

Kathy, More burek photos to follow I'm sure. haha