Friday, May 27, 2016

An Evening in the Old Town of Mostar

There is much to do and see in the old town of Mostar these days. As the tourists are slowly swarming the city, there is lots of activity in the evening and also during the day. I took a stroll last night and made these images, which I had to share. The evening was very pleasant, not to cold, not too warm. I also lucked out that we made our walk in the deep blue hour after sunset, which gave a really nice backdrop to the images.


Most of the stores still close a bit early, since the toursit season is not in full swing yet. The restaurants and bars however are open longer and there were lots of people enjoying dinner and wine here.


One of the many restaurants with a view. You can enjoy dinner here and have a look the the Old Bridge, lit up in the night by the reflectors.


Some artists and vendors are displaying souvenirs and their art on the cobblestone path that's leading towards the bridge.


The river Neretva, quietly flowing, resting after a long and busy day. The lights of the surrounding buildings are reflected in the surface and the heavy afterglow of the sunset can be seen in the distance.



In this rare moment, I took a shot of the bridge with almost no one on it. Usually people are standing here, looking down to the river and enjoying the views.



We sat down for some ice cream, before eventually getting some drinks in a nearby bar. There are also many great restaurants here, and I can refer you to my earlier post on things to do and see in the old town of Mostar, if you want to get a list of them.






The night had set in completely as we headed back home. The streets were almost empty, bars were still open though and our evening in the Old Town of Mostar came to an end.

I hope you enjoyed these and thanks for visiting! I hope you can make it here one day for a visit.

38 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your dusk and night photography.

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    1. Thanks Adrian. I took all of these with my phone camera.

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  2. A gorgeous place, so good to see it back to full life! Beautifully captured by a master photographer, I'd like to add!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  3. Poželio sam skoknuti do Mostara, nisam bio od 2011. godine čini mi se. Odlične su fotografije. :)

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  4. What a lovely place to spend an evening just walking around, having an ice cream adn then a drrink Love the river flowing through the town. Great atmosphere in the streets and that comes across in your images.

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  5. A beautiful town Mersad. The lighting on the bridge looks very effective & makes for a great photo. Now I'm craving ice cream but we don't have any in the freezer.

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  6. Gorgeous photos taken in the blue hour Mersad, always love that light! The Old Town of Mortar is incredibly photogenic! Happy weekend..

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  7. Beautiful place. Awesome photos.My favorite 6th no pic.
    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

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  8. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

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  9. Hi Mersad! Love the tour. The river shot is amazing. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. Very beautiful town of Mostar. I really like the photos of the bridge and surrounding shops.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

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  11. beautiful lighting, indeed! love the stone walls and paths.

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  12. your photos of Mostar are always magical. no wonder the tourist flock there, it is such a beautiful place. your night shots always make me feel good just seeing them

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  13. oh i would love to visit here! i always enjoy your night photos! have a great weekend mersad!

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  14. The town looks fascinating and as always your photos and word are excellent!

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  15. Love your "blue hour" cityscape photos. That is such a great time of day for photography, and you have it mastered. Would love to walk these streets.

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  16. Beautiful blue colors on your photos!

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  17. It's not the first time I've enjoyed your Mostar photos and, as Adrian said, your evening/night photographs always give me a twinge of envy.

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    1. Thank you Graham, but these were taken with a phone camera, so you can do it as well. No special skills here.

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  18. Love the bridge lit up at night and the brick sidewalks and walkways. Fun selfie! :)

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  19. I haven't been by in awhile (sorry) but had to check out this post because I just love your night photography. It's just wonderful. Loving those cobblestone streets in your town.

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  20. Super shots--- and from the phone! Excellent picture of Jasmina (correct?), but then I've never seen a bad one of her. I like the shots with the Mosque tower.

    With results like that, why do we spend money on cameras!!

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    1. Well if you enlarge the shot you can see the difference between dslr and phone camera. And yes, it's Jasmina :D

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  21. Excellent photos! The ice-cream looks yummy. The setting to your stroll - ideal: good weather, not tourist-crowded. Your description of the evening , makes one wish to experience the same.

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  22. Ich liebe es immer mit dir/euch durch Mostar zu schlendern. Das ist wirkich ein Ort den ich gerne mal besuchen würde. Ganz tolle Aufnahmen und auch von euch absolut ♥zig. Danke dir dafür.

    Hab noch ein superschönes Wochenende und liebe Grüssle

    N☼va

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  23. Oh ist das schön da! Du hast schonmal Fotos aus Mostar gezeigt, ich erinnere mich, aber jetzt die finde ich irgendwie noch toller. Was für eine hübsche Stadt. Ich muss wirklich und allen ernstes unbedingt mal hin. GlG Anne

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    1. Ja, Du und deine Familie müsst umbedingt mal hierhin.

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  24. Ich kann nur sagen, wie jedes Mal, wenn ich Mostar sehe, ein atemberaubend schöne Stadt und wunderschöne Bilder hast du wieder gemacht. Danke für Zeigen. Liebe Grüße

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  25. A gorgeous place beautifully captured.

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  26. I love the bridge. It adds so much to the look of the town.

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  27. What a beautiful set of photos!

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  28. What a beautiful set of photos!

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  29. So beautiful...looks like another world altogether!

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  30. Bravo majstore.
    Hvala za predivne slike mog rodnog grada Mostara.
    Bravo masters.
    Thank you for the beautiful pictures of my home town of Mostar.

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