Monday, January 9, 2017

Frosty Days in Sarajevo [Through My Lens Nr.76]

Winter is not coming. Winter is here! A relatively enjoyable start into the new year has been turned on its head in the past couple of days. The whole country has been dealing with freezing temperatures, even Mostar in the south, which has mild winters has not been spared. Last week I made a trip to Sarajevo. Though cold in the beginning, the real shock came when we were about to return home the next day. Heavy snowfall had been covering the whole country and our journey back home was not only in question but a safety risk as well.


The visit to Sarajevo was a very enjoyable one. The city is still decorated and various winter markets are still open. You can enjoy a night out (though very cold) or roam the city during the day. Sarajevo is always busy and full of life (though I did manage to capture the quiet side of it during our 6 PM walk on a non-working day).





As I said the real surprise came the next morning when I woke up and looked out of the window. We are southerners in our country, which means that we are not used to snow as much. Mostar has a Mediterranean climate, much different then the one here in Sarajevo.



In the end we made it home safely, as the roads were relatively quickly cleaned, but still the cold kept on coming. It's freezing outside and it's best to stay inside. But with a new work week starting that will be an issue of course.  

How is winter treating you? I hope you will all stay warm.Thanks for visiting and make sure to link up your posts below!



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36 comments:

  1. My dear Mersad,
    thanks most sincerely for hosting me today and for sharing such stunning shots of yours, as usual!

    Hope your New Year is off to a good start,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
    may the new week ahead be filled with joy

    Xx Daniela

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    1. Thank you Daniela for participating. Best wishes!

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  2. a common sight where I live :) But I hope it has melted for you by now.

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    1. No it hasn't :) Actually most of it has turned to ice by now.

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  3. It looks nice trip for you. The Church's photo is very beautiful. My wife and I spent summer days at Melbourne. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. ...they all are magical!

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  5. Wonderful, beautiful photos!
    Have a great week!

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  6. Die Kirche auf dem vieten Bild wirkt gigantisch.
    Liebe Grüße

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  7. Ich sehe jetzt erst, du hast das Aussehen deines Blogs erneuert, toll.

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    1. Danke, habe das Layout ein bisschen erfrischt. :)

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  8. Brrrrr! Looks very cold, Mersad. Meanwhile, here in Melbourne we are broiling with temperatures in the mid- to high 30s!
    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Those are really high temps. Stay cool!

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  9. you already know I am fascinated by your night shots, these are wonderful and all the frosty pics are amazing to me. even the buildings look frosty.

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  10. i am glad you made it home safe and sound...scary conditions for driving...we got snow too along with freezing temps! love the pictures, especially the 2nd one!

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  11. Beautiful images, Mersad. But now I have a desire for a cup of hot chocolate. :)

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  12. I heard about the cold front that traveled through Europe as well as here, Mersad. It seems most of the northern hemisphere was cold all around the world! I'm sure you enjoyed seeing the snow in Sarajevo! It has been very cold where I live as we had Arctic air come down, but now it is going back to normal higher temperatures.

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    1. Good to hear Pat. Stay safe in that cold.

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  13. Certainly it's beautiful. But it's good to go home. Great pictures, as always.

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  14. We are bitterly cold and snow covered here, but that is the norm here. Your winter wonderland photos are pretty.

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  15. We are mid-summer here in New Zealand. I am glad you braved the cold evening to go out with your camera. They shots are really lovely. Everything looks so crisp and clean. Glad you made it home safely. I am not a fan driving in the snow.

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    1. Enjoy your summer :D It will come back here to Mostar sooner then I want it to I'm sure (we have really hot summers)

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  16. Very beautiful photos. It is just raining here.

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  17. It's been cold here, below freezing for several days now. Your pictures are excellent, as usual. I remember when the news from Sarajevo was pretty scary!

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    1. Luckily those times are long gone Linda. Thanks for visiting.

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  18. Sarajevo is beautiful in winter. No doubt it was glorious during the winter olympics there.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  19. Sarajevo is amazingly lovely in winter, though the morning shots look dead but beautiful. The night shots are more alive. I haven't experienced winter and i feel it is so isolating for warm blooded lives.

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  20. It all looks like a perfect winter wonderland

    Mollyxxx

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  21. Be careful with the cold. Beautiful but brrr .... oh so cold. Here we have an oceanic climate. The winters are not so cold. But after Thursday, it gets colder and colder. Yes, snowing again!

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  22. I love the light you capture so well Mersad. Thank you so much for linking in... Michelle

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  23. It looks alot more than frosty, it looks downright snowy but still beautiful.
    Wonderful images Mersad.

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  24. Very nice set of photos. The second photo is beautiful. Stunning light and a very nice composition makes this photo remarkable

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  25. There is a certain beauty in those snowy photos where everything is white. I'm happy to be looking at them on the computer screen and not standing in the cold.

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