Posted on May 22nd, 2012
Victims of the Siege
Graves like these are tragically common around Sarajevo, especially in the hills. In this particular graveyard every last tomb had the same year of death -- 1994. All were victims of the Siege of Sarajevo.
Memorial at the Eternal Flame
The memorial at Sarajevo's Eternal Flame was dedicated in 1946 to the civilian victims of the Nazi occupation during the Second World War. The bullet holes are from the wars of 1990s.
Bombed-Out Apartment Block
Scenes like this are disturbingly common around Sarajevo, especially outside the Old Town. People still live here, their homes a daily reminder of the Siege that ended twenty years ago.
Old Couple on a Park Bench
This couple is old enough to remember -- and to have lived through -- not only the Siege of Sarajevo, but also Tito's Communist dictatorship. Which was worse?
Pisistratus Walks through the Tunnel of Life
During the Siege, Sarajevans dug a tunnel undernearth the airport in order to resupply the city. Curiously, our guide through the 25m section of the tunnel that still stands emphasized its use in transporting weapons rather than food or medical supplies.
Clock Tower in the Old Town
Flags of Bosnia-Herzegovina
This picture was taken at the Council of Ministers building. In striking contrast to Poland, the flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina is virtually never flown except at official buildings.