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Sarajevo

Circles, in the Round

In her travel theme this week, Ailsa asked for circles. Who am I to say no? I threw in a few orbs and spheres, too, beginning with Jimenez Deredia's phenomenal chocolatey sculpture, Recuerdo Profundo, which I was fortunate enough to see…

Poppies and Shrapnel (Pic de Jour)

This is was taken at what is left of Dom Policije Vranjače, a former Club/vacation home for police officers, in the hills south of Sarajevo. Not a day passes that I don't think about my visit to the Bosnian capital last year. I'm also a…

Beggars

It was just as I decided against buying some pens made from large bullet shell casings that I felt a slight tug on my shirt. It came from a gaunt woman with very long straight jet black hair and rotting front teeth. She was holding a young…

Vidblog for June/July 2011

https://vimeo.com/27942088 Since August has almost wound down and I'll be away for most of the next three weeks, there's no time like the present for my second vidblog, combining bit and pieces from June and July 2011. Shots taken in Rabat,…

Sarajevo Tunnel Museum (Sarajevo Notebook III)

Here's a quick stroll through the 25 meters or so that remains of the what locals dubbed Sarajevo's Tunnel of Hope. During the beginning of Sarajevo's three-year siege, the city was entirely cut off by Serbian forces. Locals came up with…

Sarajevo pics, Part deux

As usual, summer's flying by. On the road too much, with way too much piling up at home. I finally got around to some more pics from last month's trip to Sarajevo; another few dozen posted on my flickr stream here. Not a day's gone by…

Trebević Mountain Polka (Sarajevo notebook II).

Catching up on last month's visit to Sarajevo, here's a four-minute high speed stroll down the 1984 Olympic bobsled run on Trebević Mountain. Apologies for the bumpiness, but I imagine that an actual ride on a bobsled would be a bit bouncy…