Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Late Winter Stroll through Mostar

It's a transitional period in Mostar right now. I'm fairly certain that we are counting down the last winter days, even though some rain has been prognosed for the rest of this week. Yesterday we had a sunny winter day, which was more then inviting for a stroll through the city. I went out later in the day for a walk with my cousin Azra, but still managed to capture some of the light from the setting sun.

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Since it was a nice day outside, a lot of people were out and about, especially in the city park. Our walk started on the Spanish Square, which you have seen on this blog before. In the next two shots you will see an old and abandoned building, which used to be a library, but it never got rebuild. I hope it will find a new owner soon.



As we arrived in the city park, the sun was already descending behind the mountains, giving some heavy orange glow to the surroundings.



Another abandoned building in Mostar is the old bank, now "decorated" by graffiti and other artistic outpours. 



Children and their parents playing in the park and enjoying the late winter day.




What surprised me the most were blossoms on the trees that had already sprung.


Another mural on the far end of the park. Much more colorful and happy then the previous one.



Nature is slowly awakening from its winter sleep.


The (almost full) moon above the city, as the afterglow of the sunset paints the surrounding mountains in the most intense orange and yellow colors.




The sun had already set when I took these last images on the west side of the park. 



The Herceg-Stjepan Kosaca center can be seen in the next shot, it's a cultural center which houses many festivities, plays as well as exhibitions.


The deans office of the Mostar University as well as their administration is housed in the orange and red house which you will see in the last shot.


Is winter still lingering in your corners of the world?


29 comments:

  1. Very pretty.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-official-im-sick-of-winter.html

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  2. Hello Mersad, thanks for taking me along on your stroll Lovely sights and lighting.. The blossoms are beautiful..and I like the mural..Awesome photos! Have a happy day!

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    1. You too. Thanks for visiting Eileen.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous lighting. It is still too snowy and icy to walk here.

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  4. You took these photos in such gorgeous light! Tree blossoms already? WOW!

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    1. I was just as surprised as you. :)

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  5. Mersad, Blossoms!! What a lovely sight at this time of year. Interesting stroll thru the area, and I find the abandoned building has a beauty all its own.

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  6. I like the golden light in these photos, beautiful and I really like the old library, even the grafitti is attractive on it. hope someone preserves it

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  7. Thank you for the stroll round the town and showing us some gorgeous shots. Spring is definitely arrived with you with the beautiful blossom. I hope it is not blooming too soon.

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  8. Gorgeous! Hoping it looks like that here soon. :)

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  9. Great shots of Mostar in early spring. Love the shots of the buds blooming on the trees and the green grass.

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  10. nice to see your springtime emerging. :)

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  11. Thanks for a great walk to begin my day, Mersad!! I do love the hints of spring! We've had an unbelievably beautiful, mild winter and spring arrived several months earlier than I've ever seen here in the northwest US!! It has been enjoyed by all of us here in Portland, Oregon!!!

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  12. Greetings and Salutations from Illinois! Today, we are experiencing weather in the 20s and tonight it is going to drop to 8 above zero. We still have snow and ice. Some days are sunny and frigid. Other days are gray and a dusting of snow occurs. Enjoyed seeing the buds on trees in your area and the wonderful golden light. Difference is you have mountains it is rather flatland here. Well see you next week. Take care.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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  13. Didn't see a lot of winter here---- buds and blossoms all about 3-4 weeks early. I may even have to mow the lawn! Great pictures!

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  14. I just found the first snowdrops :) A while yet before we see the first tree blossoms here I think, but still... The sun is inevitably doings its work this time of year, even on the cloudy days!

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  15. Makes me oddly wistful for autumn.

    ROG, ABCW

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  16. Wieder diese gelben Lichter drin überall. Die Stimmung mag ich sehr. Tolle Fotos. Liebe Grüße

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  17. Beautiful light in each of these shots. I love that warm evening glow. Yes,winter still has us in it's grip,but hopefully not for too long.

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  18. What a beautiful area and nice to see some signs of spring.

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  19. Looks like a wonderful city to explore.

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  20. Thank you for leading us on this tour of your very pretty town. Are all of the women in Mostar beautiful?

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  21. Hast du aber auch genau die richtige Uhrzeit gewählt...einfach nur herrlich diese Licht- und Schattenspiele^^

    Liebe Grüssle


    N☼va

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  22. The golden sunlight brings a spring-like warmth to the streets and buildings! Beautiful photos of a town I always find fascinating, Mersad! Looks like spring is coming soon for you! Us too.

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  23. Such an inviting location. I would love to stroll through.

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  24. I am so surprised the blossom is out already, we don't have any here yet

    mollyxxx

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  25. How gorgeous, Mersad!!!

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  26. How gorgeous, Mersad!!!

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  27. Nice to see these again.

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