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Photos: Sarajevo

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Ok, so I planned to have photo entries here on this website, but to save time, will most likely be hosting them only on Flickr. There’s a link to mine and Bec’s site in the panel on the right, or you can find them right here. You can see pics from Croatia and Sarajevo there now, and hopefully some from the Piltvice Lakes soon

But, as a final photo entry, I’ve got a couple of extras from Sarajevo here.

So, without further ado, from one of the most captivating cities in the world, comes this series of mediocre photos. Lap it up people, it’s the best I could do.

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Sarajevo: Living and Breathing

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

From 1992 to 1995, Sarajevo was, literally, a warzone. It was completely surrounded by Serbian troops, who relentlessy shelled the city. Snipers picked off civilians as they tried to go about their lives. The majority of the city had no electricity, and water was extremely scarce. The only way in or out of the city was through the airport, which was under UN jurisdiction. To get to the airport, residents had to chance their arm running across an open field, where many where shot by Serbian snipers. Those who did make it to the airport were turned back by UN troops, under the guise that by leaving the residents were contributing to the ethnic cleansing the Serbs were attempting.

For almost four years the city existed like this, a soundtrack of constant gun fire and the explosions of artillery shells playing to citizens slowly going mad, risking their lives any time they left the house.

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Sarajevo: 20 Thingies

Saturday, September 24th, 2005
Because we knew so little about Bosnia and Sarajevo, we had made sure to book in advance the hostel we had been recommended back in Rome. The hostel website had given us directions on how to get there from the ... [Continue reading this entry]