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View of old city of Mostar from Stari Most. Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07.
Stari Most (Mostar Bridge). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. Mostar Bridge (Stari Most, Old Bridge) is a 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city.
View of Blagaj Sufi Lodge (Blagay Tekkesi, Blagaj Tekija). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. The Blagaj Tekija stands by the source of the Buna river. It was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture.
Blagaj Sufi Lodge (Blagay Tekkesi, Blagaj Tekija). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. The ensemble of the Blagaj Tekke was presumably built very soon after Ottoman rule was established in Herzegovina, around 1520 at the latest.
Blagaj Sufi Lodge (Blagaj Tekija, Blagay Tekkesi) and Vrelo Bune (Buna Spring). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. The ensemble of the Blagay Tekkesi was presumably built very soon after Ottoman rule was established in Herzegovina around 1520 at the latest. Vrelo Bune is a strong karstic spring, emerging from hugh karstic cavern beneath a high vertical cliff. This region is specific for the diversity of its above-ground and underground hydrography. The source of the Buna river is the finest example of...
View of Blagaj Sufi Lodge (Blagaj Tekija, Blagay Tekkesi). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. The Blagaj Tekija stands by the source of the Buna river and was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture.
Ottoman stone bridge over the Neretva River. Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. Konjic is located in northern Herzegovina, around 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Sarajevo. The stone bridge in Konjic was built in 1682-83. The bridge was a masterpiece of seventeenth-century Ottoman architecture and one of the finest monuments of it’s kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd March 1945, the stone bridge was destroyed by the German troops. The reconstuction of the bridge began in 2004., financed...
Old stone bridge built in 1682 by the Ottoman Turks. Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. Konjic is located in northern Herzegovina, around 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Sarajevo. The stone bridge in Konjic was built in 1682-83. The bridge was a masterpiece of seventeenth-century Ottoman architecture and one of the finest monuments of it’s kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd March 1945, the stone bridge was destroyed by the German troops. The reconstuction of the bridge began in 2004.,...
Old Stone Bridge at Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. Konjic is located in northern Herzegovina, around 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Sarajevo. The stone bridge in Konjic was built in 1682-83. The bridge was a masterpiece of seventeenth-century Ottoman architecture and one of the finest monuments of it’s kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd March 1945, the stone bridge was destroyed by the German troops. The reconstuction of the bridge began in 2004., financed by the Turkish government...
The old Ottoman bridge over the Neretva River. Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. Konjic is located in northern Herzegovina; around 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Sarajevo. The stone bridge in Konjic was built in 1682-83. The bridge was a masterpiece of seventeenth-century Ottoman architecture and one of the finest monuments of it’s kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd March 1945; the stone bridge was destroyed by the German troops. The reconstuction of the bridge began in 2004.; financed...
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Katedrala Srca Isusova). It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07.
Main entrance to Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07.
Tombs of Gazi Husrev Bey and Gazi Murat Bey in the western part of courtyard of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. The larger tomb belongs to Gazi Husrev Bey and the smaller one to Gazi Murat Bey. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07.
Star and crescent carved on a mosque's ablution fountain. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 06. The star and crescent symbol only became associated with Islam in the mid-20th century, following its use in the national flags of various successor states of the Ottoman Empire.
Ottoman Cemetery. Veliki Park, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16.
One of the battery factories at Potočari, where Bosniak Muslim familes were rounded up, detained and separated before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces.  Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
One of the car battery factories at Potočari, where Bosniak Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces.  Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
One of the many factories at Potočari, where Bosniak Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces.  Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Interior of one of the battery factories where Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces.  Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Interior of one of the battery factories where Bosniak Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces.  Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Intrerior of former battery factory, where the Serbian forces detained and separated Muslim families before the executions. Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
One of the many factories where Bosniak Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbs. Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
One of the many factories where Bosniak Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces.  Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Srebrenica Memorial Room. The Battery Factory at Potocari is the silent witness of the horrific events which took place there. Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Exterior view of one of the many factories where Bosniak Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces.  Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Factories at Potočari, where Bosniak Muslims were rounded up and detained before being driven to the hills for execution by Serbian forces. Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Wall of names. Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and Cemetery to Genocide Victims. Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
Wall of names. Srebrenica-Potočari Genocide Memorial Cemetery. Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
8372 Total number of victims which is not final. Srebrenica-Potočari Genocide Memorial Cemetery. Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
The gravestones of the victims at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Cemetery. Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
The gravestones of thousands of victims at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Cemetery. Potočari, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20.
View from Hills. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 08.
Muqarnas from the entrance of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 10.
The ablution fountain. Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 12.
Ablution fountain. Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 12.
The ablution fountain. Gazi Husrev-begova Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 12.
Zgrada Papagajka (Parrot Building). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 13. Zgrada Papagajka (Parrot Building) located near Ćumurija bridge. Papagajka has an eclectic mix of communist era styles, and it is the last form of Yugoslav architecture.
Route 1 Željeznička stanica - Baščaršija tram approaching to Baščaršija. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16.
Emperor's Mosque (Careva Džamija, Hünkâr Camii). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. 
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Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. The Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Saborna Crkva Rođenja Presvete Bogorodice) is the largest Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest in the Balkans. It was erected at the request of the Orthodox parish of Sarajevo between 1863 and 1868. The church is constructed as a three-section basilica inscribed in a cross-shaped plan, and has five domes.
The ablution fountain in the courtyard of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 17.
Baščaršija. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 18. Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. The word Baščaršija derives from the Turkish language. The word "baš" which is "baş" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "čaršija" which is ...
Clock Tower (Sahat Kula)of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia. 2011 July 21.
General view of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Close view of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Katedrala Srca Isusova). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Latin Bridge (Latinska Ćuprija) over Miljacka River. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 13. It is a historic Ottoman bridge. The northern end of the bridge was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Gavrilo Princip in 1914, which became a casus belli of World War I.
View of Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge and Mosque of Vekil Harč (Hadžijska Džamija). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge (Šeher-Ćehajina ćuprija) is a bridge which crosses the River Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Ottoman rule, 13 bridges were built in Sarajevo. One of the most impressive ones is Šeher Ćehaja Bridge. It was built in 1585/1586.
Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge and Mosque of Vekil Harč (Hadžijska Džamija). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge (Šeher-Ćehajina ćuprija) is a bridge which crosses the River Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Ottoman rule, 13 bridges were built in Sarajevo. One of the most impressive ones is Šeher Ćehaja Bridge. It was built in 1585/1586.
Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge (Šeher-Ćehajina ćuprija) is a bridge which crosses the River Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Ottoman rule, 13 bridges were built in Sarajevo. One of the most impressive ones is Šeher Ćehaja Bridge. It was built in 1585/1586.

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