Friday, July 15, 2011


Mostar is located in the latter geographical area of Bosnia & Herzegovina and its old bridge is one of the symbols of the country.  The original twenty-one meter high bridge had been built in the 16th century, but during the war in the 1990s, the Croat army destroyed this beautiful monument of cultural integration. Although it was a strategic attack, its collapse represented the breach between the three main religions in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Luckily, it was rebuilt in 2004 and hopefully can work toward re-integrating Bosnian society. 
Our time in Mostar was brief, but of course we saw the old bridge. We contemplated jumping into the water from the bridge, but the view from the top was quite high. We put our toes in the water, and it was ice cold. In late July, there is a festival and Mostarians jump from the bridge... some even dive! 

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