Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Fortress of King Herceg Stjepan

While my friend Selma and I were making our way back from the countryside, we drove past the king Herceg Stjepan Fortress, that is located a couple of miles south from Mostar, next to the town of Blagaj. 

The medieval building – also known as Stjepan city, is situated on the late antique fort above Blagaj, and was actually a city palace enclosed by hard walls with jagged peaks, that are still visible today.

I visited this place before, and have made a series about it (which you can view here), but I haven't seen it from this angle. The main road offered up a nice view of the whole fortress and the hill on which it is situated.

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As I said, if you want to visit this place in-depth, see it's surroundings, the way up, and what lies inside of it, click here for the series called: "The Old Fortress".

23 comments:

  1. Oh just look at that view they must have had! Fabulous photos, Mersad. Is it ever used in any movie settings?

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    1. I think it was used during Yugoslavia, when they were shooting lots of movies in these regions. Nowadays not so much. But it would be a perfect setting!

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  2. It certainly looks good from here. Well worth stopping to see.

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    1. Mersad, what is your e-mail address. The mersad18 doesn't seem to work This is the link I was trying to send you.

      EPHEMERIS

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    2. Nor does the link.
      Look here.
      photoephemeris.com/

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    3. It's mersad18@gmail.com It should work.

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    4. I saw it now. Will check it out and download it, and get back to you!

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    5. Mersad, I just sent it I had two full stops....Idiot I am.

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  3. What an incredible place, Mersad! And such a perfect setting! Really took my breath away! I would love to be able to visit there!! Thanks for sharing, your photos are always the next best thing to being there myself!!

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  4. Honestly Mersad! You live in an amazing place. So full of history and character. Your captures are full of depth.

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  5. this is quite fascinating stuff
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. It was interesting to see this castle shot in multiple ways. I am partial to the last one, done in "portrait" format.

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  7. Wow! Just gorgeous! The last photo is fantastic!

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  8. How beautiful!

    We will be traveling again for about 11 weeks so I won't be able to comment quite so often, but I will check in when we are in US ports. Of course, I'll be uploading to my blog every chance I can get on line, too.

    All the best,
    Lois

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  9. I would love to explore this place.

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  10. ok, i NEED to come and explore this!!

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  11. Very interesting place this must be. Really like the dramatic skies in the first and last pictures, really adds to the castle on the rock!

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  12. Looks GRAND!
    The sky adds quality to the pics.
    Happy ABCW!

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  13. Hi Mersad All great shots however I love the last shots best and it shows the gigantic mountain and then the magnificent Castle on top of if.

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  14. Really fascinating place!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  15. Wonderful panorama, really beautiful
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  16. You have visited some awesome places. This is amazing. That first shot is divine.

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