Monday, January 5, 2015

Views from the Highway A1 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

I am interrupting the Split travel posts to quickly share with you some leftover images I had from December 2014. I was visiting Sarajevo, and traveled along the newly build highway A1, most parts of which, are still under construction. The A1 is part of the Corridor Vc and, together with two Croatian motorways (A10 and A5) and the Hungarian M6, will provide a modern and fast road connection from Budapest to Ploce (in Croatia), an important seaport on the Adriatic Sea.

The most complicated section of the road to build will be the Sarajevo-Mostar stretch. It will need viaducts and tunnels to cross the Dinaric Alps.

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The sun was setting as we reached this resting area. The surrounding mountains were covered in freshly fallen snow, and a small village could be seen on their foothills. I thought that the surroundings looked very idyllic.



The highway looking north to Sarajevo, with big signs warning you not to drive into this direction. This resting area, although stripped of any gas stations or restaurants was very big, and offered a lot of parking spots.



Snapping away, I also had someone who spotted me. :)
Maybe you need to enlarge the next image to see what I mean.



Since It was very cold outside, right after I took the shots, I went back to the car, continuing my journey home.


You can see the planned highway on the map that follows. The blue parts are finished, the red ones planned, and the orange ones under construction right now.



I hope you had a great start into the new week, and I'm back on Wednesday with a whole new post from Split that I'm really excited about. So stay tuned. 


25 comments:

  1. I see Beni spotting his daddy... would have missed it without you commenting on it. love your red car. these are beautiful. i like the one with all the houses in it.

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    1. He's hidden in that image. I only saw it in editing as well, when I enlarged it. :)

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  2. A very happy New Year to you. It looks quite cold and beautiful there.

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  3. Attractive and educational.

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  4. I love seeing the map as it helps explain how complicated the route is to build.

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  5. Living on flat land, I never tire of seeing your hillsides and mountains. :)

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  6. Beautiful winter scene; looks so cold and icy.

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  7. Eine wunderschöne Winterlandschaft! Das Licht im ersten Foto ist ganz besonders toll!
    Alles Gute und viele schöne Momente im neuen Jahr!

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  8. Cold but very beautiful.

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  9. Yes, much to be done yet and probably some of the most difficutl stretches will take a long time. Be greatful that the infrastructur is a priority where you are. Here in the USA, we have a group of conservatives blocking funding for everything ... except what would put money in their own pockets. A sad state of affairs ... Beautiful pictures, Mersad ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  10. lovely scenery! wish we got snow here

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  11. Your photos are awesome...sure looks cold. :)

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  12. These are gorgeous! I love winter photos!

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  13. Hi Mersad, just catching up after a tres hectic Christmas/New Year period.. Loved your shots from New Years Eve in Split, looks like you had a wonderful time. I can see this highway project here is a huge endeavor, will take a while. Loving your winter images, we had our hottest day on record yesterday 44C, we had friends around for lunch which we ate while sitting in the swimming pool :) If I haven't said before, all the very best for 2014 to yourself and family.

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  14. Quite the undertaking building a new highway. Hopefully this new highway opens up more areas for you to explore and photograph! Love the rural scenes from your part of the world.

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  15. Happy new year dear Mersad! Ich wünsch dir allesalles Gute für 2015! Endlich bin ich wieder im Netz, auch wenn die Schule erst morgen anfängt und unser Umbau immer noch nicht ganz fertig ist.....Hilfe!.....hier ist immer noch das totale Chaos! GlG Anne

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  16. ha, look at beni!! wonderful photos! happy new year!!

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  17. Lovely scenes and photos.. I found the cute Beni! Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  18. That is a massive undertaking. And such scenic countryside round the road. Love the pink toned misty light in the first two photos.

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  19. Happy New Year and continued travels along many different roads. Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

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  20. Take away the blue sky and it could be home. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  21. Your photos are really great with the snow on the ground. (I like to see it but not be in it!). Construction always takes longer than expected but I'm sure it will all be worth the wait.

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  22. PS I wonder if your little furry friend told his friends he saw you!?

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  23. So pretty! Loved the pup in the window looking at you. Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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