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23-May-2015 Tim Biehn

Old Bridge, Mostar, Bosnia

There are three groups in Bosnia; the Catholic Croats, Orthodox Serbs and Muslim Bosniacs. In 1991, Bosnia-Herzegovina's president, Alija Izetbegovic decided to seek independence. The Croats and Bosniaks were behind this move for independence. The Serbs did not want it so in 1992, the Serbs made their move and began a course of ethnic cleansing. A horrific war continued and eventually the Croats and Bosniaks turned against one another.
In November 1993 the Croats bombed the bridge and it fell into the river. This was a strategic move in order to cut off the Bosniaks on the east and west banks.
The bridge was rebuilt after the war hoping for reconciliation. That is still a work in progress and unfortunately will most likely take generations.

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John Barreiro14-Jul-2015 14:47
Beautifully captured and treated. I find the mood reminiscent of El Greco's View of Toledo. V
Charlene Ambrose01-Jul-2015 00:14
Beautiful scenic. V
MarcViskens15-Jun-2015 18:04
very beautiful composition
Mary Bowles13-Jun-2015 20:17
Such precious beauty, but such a sad history.
Thank you for the notes.
Carol How13-Jun-2015 17:29
Amazing! V
meekam tam13-Jun-2015 14:23
Beautiful bridge. The image looks like an oil painting! BV
Allan Jay12-Jun-2015 22:46
Enchanted and moody...excellent composition p, Tim
Chris Spracklen12-Jun-2015 22:28
Extraordinary work, Tim! *V*
joseantonio12-Jun-2015 17:54
Just an amazing beauty....v.
Mary Bowles12-Jun-2015 15:12
An incredibly beautiful scene., with painterly light.
danad12-Jun-2015 14:57
A great visual impact ! V.
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