Monday, May 11, 2020

Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar [Through My Lens Nr. 240]

The Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar was built in 1965 in honor of the Yugoslav Partisans of Mostar who were killed during World War II in Yugoslavia. It's located on Bijeli Brijeg and displays all the features of a complex architectural, aesthetic and landscape design. It is a unique monument in the urban scale of the city of Mostar, and is of particular ambient value. I have lived in Mostar for 20 years now and have actually managed never to visit this place. Of course there is a reason for that. Though proclaimed a national monument in 2006, it has once again fallen victim to neglect and heavy vandalism, like so many other times before.

It's a bit hidden away in the city, but it's actually quite large for a monument. It has very strong features, which can be linked to the beton brut architecture style during which it originally emerged. You can climb up the stairs all the way to the top and take a look at the gravestones, ornaments as well as the city views down below. 

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  1. It is a beautiful memorial.

  2. A beautiful memorial. I love the shots through the pointed arches.

  3. Mersad, I love the textures of the walls and the stone on the pathway. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

  4. I really don't see why people have to vandalize places, especially ones designed as a tribute to important people and times. - Margy

  5. It's really beautiful - the 'window' is a stunning feature!

  6. What a wonderful and beautiful place. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. I am so sorry to hear that this place of remembrance has fallen into neglet and vandalism. Though I am sure you can still "feel it" when you are there. Beautiful photos. Stay safe and have a good week. And thank you again for the link up.

  8. A beautiful place and what looks like a peaceful spot. Love the view through the archway to the mountains. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a good week ahead.

  9. Buena serie de imagenes y bello homenaje a los que fueron asesinados
    Un saludo

  10. What a beautiful resting place!

  11. Interesting place. Love the picture of the doorway!

  12. Hello Mersad, I was surprised to hear from you on my post this week. So glad to see that you are still following up with your wonderful blog. I haven't been taking pictures lately. We moved from our lake two years ago and I set my camera down and haven't picked it up except for on occasion. I miss it, but am not traveling enough to make it worth my while and am living in a neighborhood where there isn't much in the way of wildlife or even interesting features. I was keeping up with working with the Raptors at the Nature Center, but with the Covid 19 that has ended as well. So, I guess I am explaining why I haven't posted on "Through My Lens" in so long. I appreciate your comment and you interest in your followers. I too hope that you are well and able to be safe from this horrible virus. I really enjoyed your pictures of the Monument ... it is a beautiful and grand place and speaks well on behalf of the lost soldiers of WWII. I will come back and start following you as I find your photography beautiful and uplifting ... maybe you will even get me going with my camera again. Thank you, Mersad ... and be well!

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  13. I must say, it was terrific to see you stop by Hootin' Anni's today. And your travels are always of great interest & beautiful photos.

  14. Beautiful photos! Love the pic looking through the stone door frame!
    Cheers from Eagan, Minnesota



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