Diving from The Old Bridge : All the world’s a stage …

On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, the Red Bull Cliff Diving Event was more spectacular than ever, to the delight of the tens of thousands of spectators.

Cliff Divers from around the world came to the iconic Mostar Bridge set amidst the picturesque backdrop to perform extraordinary feats of dare. Amongst, the charismatic Orlando Duque, the irrepressible Jonathan Paredes, dynamic Gary Hunt and the list goes on.

Journalists with their gigantic cameras swarmed around to the front of the diving scene.

This year, notably was special as the event includes women cliff divers. Also not to be missed, the Red Bull Extreme Sport Sky Divers.

The top achievers for this event are Czech Michal Navratil, Great Britain Gary Hunt, American David Colturi, Australian Rhianan Iffland, Canadian Lysanne Richard and American Cesilie Carlton.

In my eyes, as I am sure is the opinions of all who were at this event, all participants are already winners to have perform these daring performances.

The race of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition is far from over. It holds tournaments around the world. We wish the divers best of luck in their next competitions.

The excitement, the bohemian rock style music beat that was put together, the friendly cheering crowd in naturally scintillating environment took our breath away, simply unforgettable …

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare

Being a bookworm, whilst the idea of personally doing extreme sport would be a bit too far fetched, to be part of it as a spectator, one can appreciate and wonder at the beauty and fluidity of these sports.

NB:

Attire for the event: Mediterranean Casual Smart

Light comfortable clothes, waterproof light cosmetics for ladies, a bling or two (nothing ostentatious) and beautiful flip-flops for sinking your feet into the river.

 

“Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever.” – David Brower

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An Original Fairy Tale ……. (Part 2)

Original fairy tale from Bosnia and Herzegovina

…  Several days passed after that and still both the king’s sons did not returned home.

By this time, the whole palace was brimming with anxiety over the disappearance of the two princes. 

And so it fell upon the youngest brother to seek the missing princes and to find out what had befallen them.

The young Prince had no sooner left the city walls when he encountered the same rabbit. He went at once after the rabbit. But when the rabbit fled into the cave, the young Prince did not follow. He turned around and proceeded to continue with the search for his brothers.

After many fruitless hours spent in the woods, the young Prince found himself near the vicinity of the cave again.

This time, the Prince entered the cave. To his surprise, he found an Old Woman cleaning the cave.

The Prince greeted the Old Woman politely and the Old Woman replied in kind.

He then asked the Old Woman if she had notice a rabbit entering the cave.

The Old Woman answered sadly that she did and informed him that it was not an ordinary rabbit but a dragon in its true form. She told him that the Dragon often transformed itself into a rabbit to lure people into his cave.

Many had fallen to the Dragon’s clutches in this very same way and so she mournfully advised the young Prince to be on his way.

The Prince explained that he was looking for his brothers and that he would not leave without knowing what had befallen to his brethren.

Observing the Old Woman’s bleak countenance, he surmised aloud that she was held against her will to serve the Dragon.

The Old Woman acknowledged woefully that she was indeed taken at an early age from her family to serve the Dragon and had been enslaved to serve the Dragon ever since.

The Prince persuasively told the Old Woman that they could defeat the dragon but only if she would help him. The plan of how to destroy the Dragon would include ferreting out the information of where the Dragon would be most vulnerable, that is, the location where it hid its strength.

When the Dragon had entrusted its great secret with her, the Old Woman was to show her elation by embracing the very spot and kiss it. The Prince said that he will return to find out what happened  and thereafter he took his leave.

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