Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Visiting the Traditional Village Babici in Rostovo

Traditional Villages are common here in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You have really, really old ones, everyone knows about, like Lukomir, then there are the hidden ones spread out through the country. One of those hidden gems is the village Babici in the plains of Rostovo, located near Bugojno. Now, this village, though traditional in design isn't really old. It has been rebuild in order to showcase what life used to look like.


This place is actually called Ethno Village Babici & Hotel Rostovo. As the name suggests you can find a hotel and restaurant nearby, as well as the old village. It can be booked for weddings, photoshoots, or simply explored by foot. There are 7-8 small houses here, as well as a barn, an old well and mill and a little dog house. All very charming :)



There is almost an old western feel in Rostovo, with wooden doors and posts, carriages and wooden floors. I loved admiring the old carriages and wondered where the builders got them from. I can imagine people coming here for a photoshoot. It all looks like a big movie set.




The surrounding houses and nature also offer up a lot to see. I spotted a small pink house which looked so cute, nestled between the green of nature.



You can also find a small creek flowing nearby called "Bijeli potok", which translated means "White Creek". A wooden bridge crosses it, which has seen better days.

I hope you enjoyed this little excursion to the Traditional Village Rostovo and that you enjoyed the images. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.




22 comments:

  1. Wonderful Mersad, looks like time passed by without touching it...
    More and more there is a growth in me wanting to visit your country

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    1. I hope you do, this is only a traditional looking village, but we also have many really old ones, including old towns like Blagaj an Pocitelj.

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    2. I hope to Mersad

      in 2013 I was in (old Town) Tallinn (Estonia) and was amazed by all of it...

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  2. That first one with the stairs going up into the roof... how come rain doesn't get in and drench the inside???
    Interesting photos.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-man-in-moon.html

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    1. The stairs lead to a door on the roof and inside. It's all closed up.

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  3. There is so much to see here, in such a tiny village. Love the dog house and the old sleigh.

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  4. This village does look a bit like a movie set, and makes for some interesting photos. Not sure why the carriages are up on blocks. Perhaps that just keeps people from rolling them away?

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  5. Sehr schön ist dieses alte Minidörflein.
    Liebe Grüße

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  6. Fantastic photos of this place. It does make one wonder what living there would have been like.

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  7. What a cute little village! Wonderful that places like this exist.

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  8. I love all things rustic and this town is gorgeous. I would love to spend a few hours walking around and inside if I could. that first photos is amazing. the steps going up into what should be the roof.. I love the roof lines, the old timbers. a trip to the past

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  9. Beautiful and well-preserved traditional architecture. Nice place.

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  10. I would love spend some time there, checking everything out.

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  11. Delightful spot. Great place for picture-taking.

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  12. Wow! Love the houses and the sleigh. :)

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  13. I like the roofs and that the dog house has a matching one.

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  14. It is kind of a perplexing place, Mersad. Kind of old but kind of new.

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  15. A fabulous village to visit with loets to ssee and photograph. Mine you that little bridge/walkway does not look too safe

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  16. das ist ein wundervolles kleines dorf. ich liebe diese alten häuser und schlitten und geräte :) danke fürs mitnehmen.
    libe grüße
    gusta

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  17. You're right, it DOES have an OLd (US) West feel!

    ROG, ABCW

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