Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Sunny Afternoon in Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and last Sunday my friends and I made a day trip to it. We had the luck of having really great weather on that day, and all the sights just screamed out: spring is here! Sarajevo is a big and beautiful city. It's located in central Bosnia and Herzegovina and, as opposed to Mostar, has a more calm temperature scale during spring/summer, which makes visiting it that much more enjoyable. 

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Our trip started at the BBI Shopping Center and the nearby city park, called Parkusa. There were a lot of people out in the city on this day.


This park is special, since it houses many interesting things of interest, like for example these old gravestones from the XVI century called Stecci.


Of course the blossoming trees made for the best photo ops.


This spot in the busy city is actually very calm, and you can definitely stop here and take a breath.


Next up is another object of interest: a memorial to the children killed during the Siege of Sarajevo in the war from 1992.


The park leads uphill to some really beautiful houses and residential buildings.


A view out of the park into the busy city life.


Next shot shows the BBI Shopping Center, which opened a couple of years ago. It replaced the old Sarajka Shopping Center that was build here in former Yugoslavia.



We made our way to the old town of Sarajevo, called Bascarsija, to have some lunch.



Next up: the newly built Hotel Europe.


A shot from the aforementioned Bascarsija:


After lunch we made our way through the main walking lane in Sarajevo, called Ferhadija, onto the more busy Titova street.



As we made our way back to the car, we were joined by our friend Belma and the wonderful and sweet dog Lily, whom Belma rescued from the street. Now she is also enjoying life in Sarajevo.


I hope you enjoyed our recent day trip, and let me know what you think about Sarajevo in the comments below.

54 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful memorial and the views of the old town are very appealing.

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  2. Ich möchte dir mal dafür danken dass du uns deine Heimat so nahebringst. Wieder wundervolle Impressionen die direkt Lust machen Sarajevo zu besuchen. Gefällt mir sehr gut.

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Es freut mich das Dir die Bilder gefallen und das sie Lust machen auf einen Besuch. Das ist immer mein Motiv beim posten der Bilder.

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  3. Thanks for takingusround the capital and such an interestingplace. Love the pink blossom adn the different archtiecture in the city.

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  4. beautiful :)
    I agree its an interesting and wonderful memorial :)

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  5. Yes i agree, the views of the city are lovely, but i prefer the landscape with the incline. Maybe it is lovely to getting shots from uphill.

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    1. It is. You get a nice view from up top.

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  6. It is a most interesting and lovely place Mersad, great shots too!

    Best wishes,

    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  7. Looks like a beautiful city !

    Gattina
    ABC Team

    http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thank you Mersad, for the beautiful images of your city and for the tour around places we have never seen before. Please don't forget to mention ABC on Wednesday. You can also join Our World Tuesday. That meme is also very interesting.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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    1. Hi Will, the link to ABC Wednesday is at the end of the post under "Where I'm Linking To". Thanks for your comment.

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  9. Thank you for this nice tour in Sarajevo. Lovely city! Have a nice day!

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  10. The memorial and it's immediate surroundings are wonderful. So sad that it had to be there at all. You captured the whole area very well, Mersad. Thank you.

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  11. Prikazao si neke uobicajene i neke nesvakidasnje uglove Sarajeva; divno!

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  12. Lovely city! Thanks for the virtual trip.

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  13. What a great walk around the city. Glad to finally see some green in your photos. It looked like the perfect day.

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    1. It was a really nice day, and yes, I'm also happy to see some spring back in the cities.

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  14. I love the old town views.

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  15. Gorgeous photos.
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/cat-on-ladder.html

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  16. Your blossom photo is gorgeous! What a beautiful city and glad to see it has recovered from the horrible war.

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  17. i went through the slide show twice, looking at each detail and there is so much detail. beautiful details.. i can't even pick a favorite. until your blog the only picture in my head of Bosnia was the ones we saw on TV during the Siege of Sarajevo and your country is nothing like what we saw. thanks for the trip today

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    1. I am very happy to change these images in peoples heads. It hasn't looked like that for many many years now, and Bosnia is slowly becoming a very popular tourist destination.

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  18. Lovely pics of a beautiful city, old and new, green and serene, busy and bright. Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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  19. Love seeing all those blossoms! Sarajevo looks like such a modern and beautiful city that it's hard for me to realize how much was destroyed a mere 20 years ago during the Bosnian War. It looks fabulous now!

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  20. Hope filled pictures--- made doubly so by the signs of spring. I confess to liking the old town buildings best.

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    1. The old town is very beautiful. I think I should do a full post on just that part of Sarajevo.

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  21. I always enjoy peeking in at your part of the world.

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  22. A very lovely city with all the fresh blossoms.
    I really like the reflections you captured in the windows.

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  23. It's really very beautiful there, Mersad. I always enjoy your photos of the many and varied places you get to visit! Those gravestones are quite unique and interesting too!

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  24. what a beautiful city! I would love to visit it one day! x

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  25. You really captured the city's atmosphere, its heart.
    Wonderful images, Mersad!

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  26. Wonderful tour Mersad, Sarajevo looks so peaceful. What a difference 20 some odds year can make. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  27. Beautiful city and beautiful photos! It's nice to see how it's now... I remember another Sarajevo..

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  28. a lovely place to visit in spring! thanks, mersad!

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  29. Ich mag die engen Gassen und die Fussgaengerzonen - etwas, was wir hier kaum kennen (leider) und was ich immer vermisse. Sehr schoene Gedenkstaette fuer die Kinder, aber auch so traurig. Dass so viel Glas verwendet wurde beim Wiederaufbau gefaellt mir - so sehr viel besser als Beton. Vielen Dank fuer diese Tour durch Sarajevo.

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  30. It's wonderful to see it so calm and beautiful instead of the pictures of the fighting during the war. What a beautiful place!

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  31. What a wonderful post, showing many interesting and beautiful aspects of Sarajevo.

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  32. These are wonderful. I think the only image in my mind was war-torn. It's nice to see Sarajevo in a new light.

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  33. Beautiful photos from a beautiful city. That memorial is very powerful.

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  34. What a lovely city this is. The flowering trees are so pretty. I like the colorful buildings too. The memorial to the children is very different and touching. How nice that your friend rescued that dog.

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  35. thanks for the beautiful tour!! don't you just LOVE spring?!!

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  36. it looks a lovely place to visit, great photos show it off very well.


    peter

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  37. I'm oddly taken by the yellow house.

    ROG, ABCW

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  38. So much to see and share! You have a lovely city there and I remember it from the 1984 Olympic Games. There is a lot to see. I like the pretty pink blossoms. The buildings have some interesting architectural designs. Your photos are always so wonderful that you share. Thanks for the tour and enjoy a wonderful weekend

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  39. Lovely city! It has made a remarkable recovery.

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  40. A fascinating tour of the city! Love your photos, as always! The children's memorial was sad...wishing it could have been a little more traditional, like a statue of a child, though. That's just me. I'm not familiar with the siege in the 90s! Need to look it up. The pink flowering trees were lovely! I have to come back to your site and see the blog posts I've missed!

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  41. Lots of nice pictures, Mersad. I've stayed at Dubrivnick for a loooong weekend and have visited Split as a cruise stop. Both cities are super nice and entirely different in nature.
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  42. How lovely to see a new city after watching the destruction in the war

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  43. Thank you for taking us along on your walk through this beautiful, old and new city. Great camera work.

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  44. Nice bright colorful scenes you've captured, I like the architecture in the older areas of the city.

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  45. What a beautiful city, it is good to see it thriving after all these years

    Mollyxxx

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  46. What a beautiful city.

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  47. The parts of the city we saw were quite nice. Loved the pink flowering tree.

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