Tuesday, July 25, 2006

YUGOSLAVIA - JUNE 1980 - I

REQUIEM FOR... A COUNTRY (?)

Keeping together six Republics (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia - with the autonomous regions of Vojvodina and Kosovo -, and Slovenia), with three official languages (Serbo-croat, Slovenian and Macedonian), three main religions (Orthodoxs, Catholics, and Muslims), two alpabeths (Roman and Cyrillic), and many ethnic groups (Serbs, Croats, Muslims, Slovenes, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Albanians, Hungarians, and others) was not an easy task. Created after World War I as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, changed its name to Yugoslavia - Land of the southern Slavs - in 1929, and survived until World War II. Recreated in 1945, it finally lasted until 1991!

FROM DUBROVNIK (CROATIA) TO MOSTAR (BOSNIA)

CROATIA


"DUBROVNIK - Aerial view"


"DUBROVNIK - Bay of Gruz"


"MAGISTRALE ADRIATICA - Peljesac"

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BOSNIA and HERZRGOVINA


"POCITELJ - A picturesque little town perched on a hillside above the Neretva River"


"POCITELJ - The ancient fortress"



"MOSTAR - The Old Bridge, built in 1565 by the architecht Mimar Hajrudin, by order from Emperor Suleiman, the Magnificent, was destroyed on November 9th, 1993. Rebuilt, it was recently listed as World Heritage Site, not without some controversy on the quality of the reconstruction"


"MOSTAR - Riverside view"


"MOSTAR - One of the Mosques"


"MOSTAR - View from the new bridge"

3 comments:

Di said...

Muito bem, tudo organizadinho por categorias!
Não te esqueças de mudar as opções para que todos os não-bloggers também possam comentar...

Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

Trotter said...

Wow Gold,
A bit limited that comment...