Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunji: The Village in the Snowy Mountains

Somewhere in these snowed in mountains, lies the village Sunji, almost cut off from the rest of the world. The mountain terrain is very rugged, and during winter the bare trees don't offer much protection from the seasonal weather. Located in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, these regions are known for harsh winters, but also beautiful scenic views and landscapes.

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A zoom into the mountains, shows endless snowed in fields, that stretch all over the landscape.


Quiet places like the next one, is what makes these regions special.


The houses are located on the steep hillsides, with one road driving through. When big snow storms hit, the village is cut off from the rest of the world. Enlarge this next image to see the village better.




Tucked away in the snowy hills, some houses peak out.


A close up of the road leading to the village. Ice is forming on the side of the cliffs, showing just how rugged these regions are.




Have a great weekend, and I hope you enjoyed these scenic views.


31 comments:

  1. Indeed rugged! But very beautiful! Living in a place like this means you have to think way ahead, have enough on hand to survive the entire winter,

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    1. I'm sure they do have to. Although the nearest big town called Konjic is only 20 minutes away.

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  2. These are ALL spectacular snow scenes.

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  3. What a beautiful place. We get a lot of snow where I live but are not quite so cut off from everything else.

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  4. It looks a wonderful place.

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  5. These scenes are very rugged and lovely.

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  6. Snowy and serene and spectacular, Mersad. I especially love the one you told us to enlarge, with the adorable little village, nestled in the tiny valley; beautiful.

    Merry Christmas!

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks Poppy. Yes the houses are so small that you really have to enlarge it to view it better.

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  7. Yes, beautiful scenes. Love the craggy trees in the snow. I don't think I'd like driving on those roads in the winter, though!

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    1. I wouldn't want to be caught there with my car either. :)

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  8. I love all your snowy scenes! Happy Friday!

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  9. Hier war noch kein Schnee, und ich mag auch nicht haben. Aber wir fahren ab und zu gerne in die Berge, wenn frischer Schnee liegt, das gefällt mir, aber in der Stadt mag ich ihn nicht.
    Liebe Grüße

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  10. Looks so peaceful. Love your snow scenes.
    Have a great weekend, Mersad!

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  11. stunning views and I could not see the village at all until I enlarged it... i can see why they would be snowed in and unable to drive that road

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  12. loved the shot of the homes on the hillside. :)

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  13. What beauty lurks about in the mountains of whiteness. =0)

    Happy Floral Friday

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  14. Gorgeous landscapes, beautifully captured!
    The crash barrier in the bottom picture has a worrisome gap. ;-)
    My niece was on a skiing trip this week, with her school, in the mountains south of Salzburg. There's a dearth of snow and some runs closed.

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  15. It is rugged country,but still so beautiful.I might not think it was beautiful,if I was the one stormed in,but as long as everyone has food and heat it could be fun.

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  16. Beautiful, rugged landscapes. I'm not sure if I could handle living in some place that was so close to town, but so dependant on the weather.

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  17. Wonderful landscape photos, Mersad! The mountain scenery and village is gorgeous.. Thanks for sharing some scenes from Bosnia! Have a happy weekend!

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  18. Even the snow looks rugged! Your photos show me how there is beauty in bleakness.

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  19. I can't help but wonder what the reasoning was to build this isolated village the side of this steep slope...

    Gorgeous scenes made even more so by the snow!

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  20. Wow. Great photos, I'd love to visit here one day.

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  21. The scenery is stunning. Great to look at but perhaps not to live there.

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  22. Great landscape pictures ! I love snow : everything looks so much better with a little of this magical white powder....

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  23. Beautiful photos! Thanks for taking me on a mental vacation!

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  24. beautiful wintry images Mersad. Merry Christmas.

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  25. Beautiful photos !! I really like the second from the bottom....so much texture ..

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  26. A weather challenge to say the least. But loved to see the photos. Thank you.

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  27. Snowy landscapes are my favorite as I rarely get to experience them. Getting into the mountains under such treacherous driving makes such places hard to enjoy if you are not prepared and able to handle such poor driving conditions. So, I really appreciate seeing these clean, refreshing, rugged, and isolated scenes.

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