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Sarajevo, Athens, Paris

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From Sarajevo and the Europe we don’t see very often, diverse and beautiful and tormented as it is… …to Athens, which will always mean home… …to Paris and light. I am lucky. Share

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Sarajevo rose

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Before going on this trip, as I was looking for information on the city, I found out that Sarajevans have preserved concrete scars by mortar shells on the main streets with red resin. This is a memorial, of sorts, to the atrocities and the victims of the siege. Oddly enough, it took me a few days to notice them–on the …

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Souvenirs and bullets

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In the old town of Sarajevo there is an alley full of shops for tourists. In these shops, one can find beautiful jewellery, little pots and mugs for Bosnian coffee, ornamental plates, gravures and rakije bottles. One can also find bullets. Bullets turned into pens, key chains, miniature airplanes or cars, bullets with drawings of minarets and the Pigeon Square. …

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Srebrenica

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On my last day in Sarajevo I visited the Srebrenica Memorial gallery┬áin honour of the 8372 people who died in the massacre of Srebrenica in 1995. The exhibition features Tarik Samarah’s photographs, two documentaries and the wall of death–a 16 meter (52.5 feet) long wall with the names of those brutally killed in Srebrenica. The footage and interviews of the …

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The meeting of cultures

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Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe and rightfully so. On my first walk in the old town of Sarajevo I marvelled at the diversity of the city, which is so apparent in the different architectural styles and the temples devoted to different faith, yet all so close to one another. Walking downtown, one will see a beautiful cathedral, …