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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bosnia, Stari Grad Sarajevo

 

Checked out of Hotel Konak we drop our backpackers off at our car that has spent a secured night parked next to the police station. Although we can still see our breath we appreciate the daylight and the slightly warmer temperature that it brings.

 

 

2005-01-01 00.15.44The first of two interesting stops for us in Stari Grad is the courtyard of Gazi Husrev-Beg's mosque.

 

 

 

 

 

We watch as the faithful come for morning prayers with men of all ages going in the main entrance while mostly older women enter a side entrance.

 

 

2005-01-01 00.13.45I find a posted courtyard sign with the prohibited items and behaviors cute but almost comical.

 

 

 

 

 

At the beautiful City Hall building a plaque gives us a small insight of the war time atrocities that occurred here. Over 2 million books were destroyed here by fire on the night of August 25th, 1992.

As if stepping back in time we get two close up views of the history of Sarajevo. From a street vendor we look at what seems to be war time items as an old white city tram which I am sure is older than at least one of us cruises by.

 

Video:www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_yIfU4ykPI

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