Monday, April 13, 2015

Landscapes in the Valley of Mountain Velez

There are many places around Mostar (the city where I live in) that fascinate even me, as a local. These mountain ranges won't be on any tourist map nor will many local people know that this place even exists. But it's there. Tucked behind mountain Velez, and isolated road takes you past the village Zijemlja, and ultimatley leads to Nevesinje. Somewhere in between, these sights await you. The images were taken with my phone camera, so excuse the quality this time.

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The landscapes here are mostly bare. Spring, even though in full swing now in the lower regions, is nowhere to be found here. There is even fresh snowfall on the surrounding mountains.


Many isolated spots can be found here, and the strangely calming combination of blue and brown is mostly piercing the color scheme.


But there is hope of spring as well. Some trees are beginning to show buds, and I can only imagine for now, what these regions must look like, when green returns.


Mountain Velez, firmly positioned in the background and gleaming majestically over the rest of the landscape.



Do you have any isolated spots near you, that you like to venture out to, from time to time?

35 comments:

  1. Lovely mountain shots!

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  2. beautiful...hard to imagine that much snow still around!

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    1. It was a surprise for me as well. :)

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  3. yes I always like finding new places that I have neveer been before, even locally. hese are lovely surprises for us to see and it is so beautiful.

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  4. I love love love number 2 and 4... trees are my thing and that one single tree standing in the center of it all is so beautiful. and that pond in the little valley is wonderful I would like to sit in either place and feel the peace and quiet.

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    1. You definitely could. There is no single soul in these regions. Very secluded and peaceful!

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  5. Heck of a good job by your phone camera (and the photographer). I'm reminded of a place called Lone Pine in California, where zillions of movies have been made.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Bill. Will check out Lone Pine!

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  6. Love those mountains!

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  7. Kann ich sehr gut verstehen und du machst einem mit deinen tollen Fotos auch richtig Lust auf Mostar und Umgebung.

    Kann es halt nachvollziehen weil ich auch diese Verbundenheit mit der Natur habe und jedes Mal aufs Neue über die Insel fahre, oder schon alleine am Morgen aufs Meer zu blicken. Die Natur bietet soviel Schönheit. Besonders fasziniert bin ich aber immer wieder wenn ich den Teide erblicke (er sich nicht hinter einer Wolke versteckt), und an manchen Tagen wirkt er duch die Lichtverhältnisse mehr als majestätisch.

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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  8. The place is beautiful...and your phone camera really good! :) I also love such places...tucked away in the mountains, away from even the locals :)

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment.
    I like the contrasts in the first photo of colour and texture. The mountains in the background are beautiful. The only isolated spot I might find here is to go out in a farmer's field.

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  10. Lovely mountain shots. Second one is my favourite.

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  11. Great when you can find places like this not too far from where you live.

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  12. Mersad, The landscape is wonderful and so varied. As always you captured the colors well. Tom The the Backroads Traveller

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  13. Some gorgeous mountains!

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  14. Love the rocky mountain in the background. Beautiful shots!

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  15. You should have photos of spring soon!

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  16. Lovely views as always, Mersad. So majestic, but leaving me feeling lonely! :)

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  17. Oh yes, I have many isolated place that I like to view. Great photos again. I love those snow covered mountains.

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  18. Beautiful photos. The water in the gully looks so clear.

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  19. The cool and warm tones are so nice together in the landscape pictures.

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  20. I wish we had an area like that to visit as I would be there with my camera. Beautiful photos Mersad. It does have a calm about it as well as beauty.... Michelle

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  21. Very pretty -- I can see why you'd like to escape there!!!

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  22. Amazing Landscape Mersad
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  23. Stunning photos, Mersad! Especially loved that last one!

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  24. I love that second image, Mersad, with the all the contrasts. It would be neat to take the same shots in the summer and compare them side-by-side. My soul craves a desolate place, thanks so much for sharing yours!

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  25. Gorgeous! Phone shots or not, you get that sense of the clean, cold air!

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  26. What fascinating landscape! A different view no matter where you look.

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  27. What fascinating landscape! A different view no matter where you look.

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  28. the wildness and snow make life fair and creative.

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  29. looks like you didn't have a lot of snow.

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