You won’t believe, but
these pictures were taken on 3.6.2006. in Mostar.
The weather was everything but cooperative, but we used it quite well,
although after that (usage) we were a bit wet (from the rain, of course).
Mostar, always interesting and attractive for the tourists, accepted us
for a weekend.The most impressing is , of course, the old part of the
city.The Old bridge, many forts, stores, mosques, cathedrals and of
course, the dark blue river Neretva, always mysterious, fought each
other for our attention.
While your feet are getting an incredible massage from the cobble, your
face is being whipped by the original Mediterranean gale , exicted
voices coming from the thrilled tourists are ringing in your ears and
your eyes feast on the sites of unique jewelry and different
handcrafts…that’s how you feel when you stroll through the old city in
The climate, even when the weather was bad, had a hint of the
Mediterranean and we couldn’t suppress that magical feeling that we were
on the sea, or at least near it… the gale reminded us of that all the
The political divide on the east and west Mostar (the Bosnian and
Croatian part) is a bit complicated. A lot of people think that the
Neretva divides the city,but it doesn’t.
The main street divides the city. When you cross that street you are
automatically on the other side of Mostar.The divide is not just formal.
You can see the difference in many things.Most of the west side is
renovated, while everywhere on the east side you can still see traces of
the recently finished war. On the east side you have the historical
sights, while the west looks a lot more like a modern city with a big
number of stores ,attractive clubs and cafés. It really is uncommon to
see two different cities that are categorized as one, with the same name
and that are divided by a single street… that was hard to understand, so
we didn’t even try.