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“.. An Arch of the Rainbow…”

Arch of Rainbow..

Arch of Rainbow..

The romantism of eras gone by, Byzantine, Ottoman, Austrian Hungarian, Illyrian, one can still see remnants of the glorious pasts in Bosnia….

Within the Fortress Tower

Within the Fortress Tower

Not hard to imagine warriors with jewels encrusted swords, with bows and sharp arrows staring out the garrison through arrow slit windows, maidens looking out the deep set iron grilled windows at romantic poets languishing on the old bridge edge strumming their stringed musical instruments, singing odes to the maidens. Skilled craftsmen busy hammering away creating works of art and of utility…..

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Note that the tower is shaped angled on one side and round on the other, due to North wind bearing down the area and better visibility for look out. Talk about fenshui in the medieval times! 😉

“Where waters gushed and fruit-trees grew,…..”

imageIf you heard about the fairytale ” the pied piper of Hamlin”, then surely you would be able to imagine you have followed the pied piper into the mountains.

Looking at the city of Mostar, surrounded by Alpine mountains and rolling hills, 

“Where waters gushed and fruit-trees grew,

And flowers put forth a fairer hue,
And everything was strange and new;
The sparrows were brighter than the peacocks here,
And…..”  An excerpt from Robert Browning on the Pied Piper of Hamlin.

The sunny climate brighten all around almost whole year, even through the winter. Exception could be rainy November.

A Walk Through Mostar

Mostar City

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