Sarajevska Princeza

Sarajevo This is about my homeland Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Siege of Sarajevo - Cultural Genocide in Bosnia - Genocide in Srebrenica - We dare not forget - The killing days - In the heart of Europe - Concentration camps in Bosnia - Ethnic cleansing of Bosnians - Shelling of the City - Francis A. Boyle - Bill Clinton - Bosnian Nation and Bosnian people all over the world. Survivors.

08.09.2006.

SARAJEVO HOUSES AND ARCHITECTURE

Sarajevo is very unique and romantic city. There are lots of parks, trees and beautiful sightseeing. It has lots of history and beautiful architecture. People say there is something about Sarajevo that makes you want to stay there. Sarajevo is surrounded by mountains and is gorgeous in all four seasons. The climate is very pleasant.

Native Bosnians, Sarajevans really love their city. They are very proud of being born there, being native, living there, being part of it... Sarajevans even developed their own way of talk, and in many ways it is cool to be Sarajevan.

The houses are usually built from the brick, and with balconies and high quality material that lasts long. The garden is important, thus Bosnians pay lots of attention to area around the house. They usually plant all kind of flowers, roses, vegetables, and fruits in small gardens.


View over the Sarajevo
brawery 2004, pbase.com

Bosnians, Sarajevans in general usually build their own houses, you can see that from the pictures, almost entire city is covered with private houses. These houses are not sold, like in the US for example, but rather kept for life, and then left to their children, who again, would not sell it, but rather leave it to children again.


Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Photo by mhodges

 As seen in this photo, clay roofs are ubiquitous throughout Sarajevo.

Bosnians like to live in groups, so the families often build own houses next to each other, and if the family has more than one child, the children are helped to build their house next to their parents.


Bosnian old house


Bascarsija, Old Town - Sarajevo, Photo by Simon Belcher


Begova Mosque Doorway - Sarajevo, Photo by Simon Belcher

( also referred to as The Ghazi Husrevbeg Mosque ) The building has undergone extensive renovations since the Bosnian war in 1992.


Gateway into a Garden with red roses, Photo by Simon Belcher

Here is the great article about Sarajevo history that I find accurate.

"For over four hundred years, mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have been built and stand side by side in Sarajevo.

Citizens of different nationalities and religious orientations lived and worked together, developing their city and their own style of togetherness regardless of conquerors and foreign rulers whose identity changed over and over again."

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to a 1991 census, its population was 529,672; currently estimated at around 400,000.

( According to Census from the year 2000. population of Sarajevo is 390.534 )

Sarajevo is located close to the geometric center of the triangularly-shaped Bosnia and Herzegovina, and covers an area of some 142 km².
The city is surrounded by mountains which are part of the Dinaric Alps mountain range that winds through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro.

Sarajevo Bosnia "Vilsonovo"

The city is considered one of the most important cities in the Balkans and has had a long and rich history ever since it was founded by the Ottomans in 1461, when the first Ottoman governor of Bosnia, Isa-beg Ishaković, transformed this village cluster into a city and a state capital by building a number of key objects, including a mosque, a closed xafsplace, a public bath, a hostel and the Governor's palace (Saray) which gave the city its present name.

Sarajevo flourished in the 16th century when its greatest donor and builder Gazi Husrev-beg built most of what is now the old city.

In the event that triggered World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. After World War II, Sarajevo grew rapidly as it became an important regional industrial center in Yugoslavia. The peak of city growth occurred in the early 1980s, when Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Sarajevo Olympics 1984, Bosnia

On April 6, 1992, Sarajevo was surrounded by forces of Bosnian Serbs. The warfare that lasted until October 1995 resulted in large scale destruction and dramatic population shifts. Reconstruction of Sarajevo started as soon as the war ended, in 1995. By 2003, most of the city had been rebuilt, with only a few remaining visible ruins in the city centre. Modern office buildings and skyscrapers have since been constructed throughout the city." ( meridiantours )

"Snowy in Sarajevo" by David Harbin

Another nice photo, larger version here

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FAVORITE QUOTES


"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - W.C

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends" - Martin Luther King Jr.

"A real journey is not about seeing new places, but in seeing with new eyes" - Marcel Proust

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." - Vista M. Kelly

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one". ( Mother Teresa )


FAVORITE SONGS


Nights in White Satin

Hijo de la luna

Sometimes I dream

Da Sutis

Moj Golube


KOJI SU ZNACI LJUBAVI?

KOJI SU ZNACI LJUBAVI? II DIO

ABOUT SARAJEVO:
Study of the battle and siege of Sarajevo


PICTURES FROM SARAJEVO:

Sarajevo Photo Gallery

Architecture - click on each photo


BOSNIAN HISTORY VIDEOS 1992-1995:

Bosna 1992-1995 by Bosanac Berlin


DOCUMENTARIES:

BBC: UN & Dutch disaster in Srebrenica

Srebrenica: Autopsy of a Massacre 52 min documentary

Cowards War

Lost Images - Bosnia 29 min

Bosnia Revisited: Searching for Peace

Balkan Justice


AFTER THE WAR VIDEOS:

Mula Mustafe Bašeskije - Sarajevo by Alessandro

Sarajevo today by Alessandro

The story of Suada Dilberovic by Alessandro

Tuzla by Alessandro


VIDEOS DEDICATED TO BOSNIAN VICTIMS:

Don't forget by Moris Pašić


MOVIES - SHORT FILMS ABOUT BOSNIA:

Breaking and Entering
Richard Gere @ David Letterman Show
The Hunting Party
10 minutes by Ahmed Imamović
Behind Enemy Lines


BOSNIAN SOCCER VIDEOS:



The national anthem of Bosnia-Herzegovina ( BH Himna )

I krv svoju za Bosnu moju (soccer)



Zlatan's father immigrated from Bosnia to Sweden. In 2009, Zlatan was the highest-paid football player in the world.

Best goals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic



Sergej is amazingly talented and admired by Bosnians. When he wanted to coach the Bosnian National Soccer Team, Serbs blocked his entry for political reasons. Sergej is also known for his love to Bosnia ( patriotism ).

Best goals of Sergej Barbarez



Brazilian Ronaldinho is the #1 in the world! We love this picture of him with the Bosnian flag.

Ronaldinho Gaucho ● Moments Impossible To Forget

BOSNIAN MUSIC:

Nigdje tako ko' u Bosni nema
Mojoj Majci
Supermen
Lejla
Kad sve ovo bude juce
Ptica Bijela
Zvacu te pile moje
Heroj
30 kvadrata
Kad procvatu behari
Moj Dilbere
Moj Golube
Zapjevala sojka ptica
Imal jada ko' kad aksam pada
U lijepom starom gradu Visegradu

BOSNIAN FOOD:


Bosnian Cook Book - Tradicionalni Bosanski Kuhar

Bosnian Cook Book - Cool Sofra

BOSNIAN LANGUAGE:
Pricajmo svoj Bosanski jezik i koristimo prevodioce kojima je Bosanski maternji.

BOSNIAN FASHION:



Sarajevo Girls - Fashion Blog


TRAVEL TO SARAJEVO:

Welcome to Sarajevo

Explore Sarajevo

Sa-Seher



This is a city.
In every sense of the word.
And at whatever time of the day, and from whatever elevation you look down at Sarajevo, you always, even if unconsciously, think the same: this is a city, a city wearing out and dying, and at the same time being born and transformed.

Ivo Andrić




BOSNIAN LIFE STYLE AND CULTURE



Videos: "Enjoy life Bosnia and Herzegovina"


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Enjoy life - Bosnia and Herzegovina I
Enjoy life - Bosnia and Herzegovina II

BOSNIAN SYMBOLS:


Lilicum Bosniacum (Bosnian Lily, Bosanski Ljiljan)

NATIONAL ANTHEM OF REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA


YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE
Author: Dino Dervishalidovic

Zemljo tisucljetna
Na vjernost ti se kunem
Od mora do Save
Od Drine do Une

I pledge my loyalty to you
My thousand year old land
From Sava to the sea
From Drina to Una

Jedna si jedina
Moja domovina
Jedna si jedina
Bosna i Hercegovina

You are the only one
The only homeland I have
You are the only one
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bog nek' te sacuva
Za pokoljenja nova
Zemljo mojih snova
Mojih pradjedova

May God save you
For the generations to come
You are the land of my dreams
The land of my forefathers

Jedna si jedina
Moja domovina
Jedna si jedina
Bosna i Hercegovina

You are the only one
The only homeland I have
You are the only one
Bosnia and Herzegovina



BOSNIAN FLAGS



Republic of BH Army Flag

Republic of Bosnia flag


European Flag - Bosnia



TWIN CITIES WITH CITY OF SARAJEVO

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ankara, Turkey (1994)
Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan (1972)
Barcelona, Spain (1996)
Budapest, Hungary (1995)
Bursa, Turkey (1979)
Dayton, Ohio, United States (1999)
Ferrara, Italy (1978)
Friedrichshafen, Germany (1972)
Innsbruck, Austria (1980)
Istanbul, Turkey (1997)
Kuwait City, Kuwait (1998)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Serre Chevalier, France (1995)
Stockholm, Sweden (1997)
Tirana, Albania (1996)
Tripoli, Libya (1976)
Wolfsburg, Germany (1985)
Zagreb, Croatia (2001)





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