Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Old Alley and Backyard in Mostar


Modern city life has it's beauty and charm. Everything is clean and well organized, buildings are new and life is easy. But there is also something to be said about older alleys and city corners where time is standing still or better yet is showing the age and decay of the city. While Mostar is generally well maintained with the old town being the crowing jewel you can find lots of texture and old paths if you venture outside of the city center.


This is a small old alley and back yard. I was taken by the rustic appeal and immediately took my camera out to shoot it. Though it's nothing special, nor a sight one would seek out, I think the old buildings from the Austro-Hungarian empire, really do have something special about them. I think one could easily restore these buildings and give them new life, since they aren't really build this way nowadays.


17 comments:

  1. I enjoyed these. I prefer old buildings to show their age and not be restored to the point where they may as well be new.

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  2. Beautiful Mersad...I love these alleys!

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  3. These are interesting scenes and beautifully captured. I especially like the one with the laundry hanging on the line outside the window. That flowering tree is a beauty.

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  4. A regular tourist doesn't see this most of the time... .but I would search for it... always so many 'stories' to 'hear' at such places

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  5. Beautiful images.
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  6. I love your photos of the old buildings!

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  7. You can feel the history when you look at the walls. Wonderful shots!

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  8. Great photos from this building. The first is my favourite!

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  9. Enjoyed all three, but I especially like the first. Well done, Mersad.

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  10. Fascinating images.There is a certain charm about the old buildings.

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  11. I'd love to wander about these old buildings.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Ich finde immer das auch solche Ecken ihren besonderen Charme haben^^ Tolle Motive hast du ausgewählt und die Aufnahmen sind klasse!

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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  13. Those old buildings were constructed to last. Lucky people with the money and energy to bring them back to life.
    I enjoyed this glimpse at your part of the world.

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  14. yes I agree with you, they have lots more character and make for better shots

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  15. old doorways DO have their charm
    ROG, ABCW

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  16. Your city has so much charm.
    I do love the textures and character of the old and decaying structures.
    I especially like the second photo with the splash of modern blue by the ancient.
    Great post, thank you.

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  17. old buildings are really neat. I love the texture on the walls and the courtyard is lovely.

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