Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Snow on Mountain Rujiste [Part 1/2]: Lunch in the Snow House

I have wished it for for a long time now, and on March 1st we finally had some snowfall in this region. It all happened rather unexpectedly. My dad wanted to take me, my sister Jasmina and her boyfriend Amer out for lunch in a restaurant located on the mountain Rujiste. I have written and shown this place before, but to our surprise, as we drove up the mountain, the rain that was to be found within the city, had turned into snow and on the mountain top, a fresh dusting of snow waited for us.

This is a two-part photo series:
Part One:
Lunch in the Snow House
Part Two: Strolling the Winter Wonderland





On the Snowy Road

The drive up the mountain wasn't that long, but seeing all the snow on the road, wasn't thrilling regardless. We parked the car next to the motel and restaurant called "Snjezna Kuca", which translated means "Snow House". We ordered lunch and while we waited for it to be served, I stepped outside to take some shots of the woods that were surrounding this establishment.




Lunchtime

I managed to capture a few shots in the snow outside. I was completely unprepared, didn't cover my photo gear, but the woods were calling out to me a lot, so I had to be quick about it. Inside, lunch was already served. Jasmina ordered a filled chicken breast, Amer a succulent, thinly sliced and grilled liver filet, and dad and I ordered a grilled meat plate for 2. And yes, even 4 people could have eaten from it. You'll see the images below.




Everything tastes better in the mountains...

We had a great lunch here, and I would recommend this place, even though It's the only restaurant here, so you won't have other options anyway. But rest assured the food is great. Especially the grilled meat plate, my dad and I had. It came with grilled steak, chicken breast, sausages, cevapcici, on a bed of french fries that were soaked in all of those great juices from the meat on top. Plus you get some really great bread with it called somun.





After our lunch we went back outside. The ski lift wasn't operating because of the heavy snowfall. We marched bravely into the nature surrounding the Snow House, but more on that in the second part.

End of Part One
To be continued...

49 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous "Winter Wonderland"! I can see why it was calling you outside. You have captured the scenery, the snow falling and the up close shots of snow on the trees so beautifully, Mersad.

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    1. I haven't had a chance to take photos of snow for a long time. I guess that's why I was so happy about it. The main landscape images are coming in Part Two.

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  2. A bit of snow makes for a great change.

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  3. wonderful snow-landscape. Beautiful pictures. It was a nice trip I think,
    best regards
    susa

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    1. It really was. Made even better, because the snow surprised us.

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  4. Beautiful photos.
    Mersad, were you able to eat that entire grilled meat plate? It looks immense! A carnivore's delight!
    Thanks for joining the linkup at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html

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    1. We had help from the others, but yes, we did eat all of it, minus the bread.

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  5. Hello Mersad
    what marvelous snow house and the food looks
    particularly yummy. I think this was a completely successful
    day.
    With us it's snowing and every now and again, but I would like SPRING.
    Lg Sadie

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    1. Spring will come, no doubt about it, but with the unusualy warm winter we had this year, I was really looking forward to a cold day. It's mostly rainy and humid here.

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  6. Hier hat es auch nochmal geschneit. Und von dem Essen läuft mein Specihel. :-) Liebe Grüße

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    1. Deine tollen Winterbilder habe ich ja schon gesehen, deshalb hat es mich gefreut auch welche machen zu können.

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  7. The snow does make it look like a winter wonderland. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. the only think i like about snow its that it lets you make beautiful photo's ..;-) I never wish for snow, cold, winter etc ....

    You did, and got it....so i wish you lots of fun with it and that it stays for a while, so you really can enjoy it to the fullest

    Have a nice ABC-Wednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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    1. I agree, It's mostly appreciated in the countryside or in the mountains. Having it in the city can be a nuisance.

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  9. That food looks sooo good - and so do your photos!

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  10. Wenn schon hier null Schnee ist, dann schau ich mir das wenigstens bei dir begeistert an! Hach...Bergwelt im Schnee....ich mag das! Und nächstes Jahr fahren wir hoffentlich endlich mal wieder Ski! So! ;-) GlG Anne

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    1. Ich hatte ja auch schon fast die Hofnung aufgegeben das ich Schnee sehen werde. :)

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  11. Strangely it does taste better in the mountains! Lovely!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/

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    1. Maybe it has something to do with the clean air :)

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  12. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Beautiful photos, as usual. Love the black and white. Hope things are going well.

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    1. Thank you Peggy. Glad you liked them and also to see you back.

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  13. You've captured the falling snow wonderfully.

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  14. Picture Perfect place to go.
    Ann

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  15. What gorgeous shots of all the snow scenes. Love you in at 1st shot.

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  16. I'm not sure I've seen your dad before.... Nice shots of the snowy road! And that is really a mountainous pile of good looking lunch!

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  17. that is just enough snow to be decorative and oh so beautiful. you are my first ever viewing on a man or person under an umbrella with snow falling. love that shot

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  18. Just beautiful snowfall! I do love the snow.
    Looks like a great place to eat, too. :)

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  19. The snow certainly makes for some beautiful photography and the food looks delicious.

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  20. That is truly a winter wonderland! Love your snowy photos. I've been gone so long I about forgot how to blog - long story. Hope I didn't lose you as a follower.

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    1. Good to see you back! Thank you for visiting, will check up on you to see what you have been up to.

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  21. We just got dumped too. Looks prettier in the country though.

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  22. What a surprise and it looks so beautiful. I think I would be afraid that the snowing is so heavy that there will be no chance to come back home^^

    The food looks yammi and I am happy that I already had my breakfast ;-)

    Thanks for sharing and greetings to you all

    N☼va

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  23. I wish i can experience that snowfall at least once in my life, but that is just wishful thinking. And who is that one in the picture aside from your dad, so handsome, haha! Another question, when the ski lift will not be functioning for a long time, how will you be able to leave the place?

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    1. This is the part of the ski lift that is in the valley, that's where the restaurant is located. So we didn't have to use it to get someplace. Our car was parked right there.

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  24. Wonderful snow scenes... Love the umbrella!

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  25. Lovely snow scenes and yes that was a lot of food. But no vegetables? Did you take some home?

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    1. Do the potatoes count as vegetables :D

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  26. Fun shot with the umbrella!

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  27. Mersad, I am so envious, nothing more enjoyable than being on a mountain, eating delicious nourishing food and watching the snowflakes dancing around outside. Also you have your lovely photographs to look at.
    Best wishes.
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  28. We've had only light snows this winter, and not many of them. I'm not complaining, though. Your photos are beautiful. Special favorites are the 2nd one (showing the road) and #5 with all the trees.

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  29. How appropriate that you had snow at the Snow House! We have a light snow tonight.

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  30. Bei dir hat es ja herrlich dicke Schneeflocken gehabt. Diese Winterbilder sind fantastisch. Das Essen sieht absolut lecker aus. Mir schmeckt es nach einem Spaziergang auch immer viel viel besser ;)
    Liegt wohl an der Luft.
    liebe grüße
    gusta

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  31. Beautiful snowy pictures. I love the contrast of the greens with the white. Your posts always tell a great story.

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  32. Very pretty - I love mountains. But heavy snow is exactly when a ski lift should be operating!

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  33. I'm glad that the pretty snow didn't cancel your plans and wow.. that is a huge meat plate :)

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  34. Snow in the mountains, eh? What a contrast. Here in Phoenix we have temps in the 90s. I've actually plalnted tomatoes!

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