Tag: bosnia herzegovina

May 13, 2014

This Guy Used 50,000 Pieces of Wood and Made Himself a Wooden Beetle

This Guy Used 50,000 Pieces of Wood and Made Himself a Wooden Beetle

Photograph by Dado Ruvic/REUTERS The International Business Times recently reported on a 71-year-old Bosnian car enthusiast that transformed his Volkswagen Beetle into a work of art over a two-year period. Photograph by Dado Ruvic/REUTERS The avid VW Beetle fan created the wooden car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak, including thousands…

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Nov 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Make Music Not War

Picture of the Day: Make Music Not War

MAKE MUSIC NOT WAR Photograph by Mikhail Evstafiev In this powerful photograph by Mikhail Evstafiev, we see musician Vedran Smailović, known as the Cellist of Sarajevo. The photo was taken in 1992 during the Siege of Sarajevo/Bosnian War. Smailović, who often played for free at different funerals during the siege despite the…

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Nov 20, 2013

What the Bobsled Track from the Sarajevo ’84 Olympics Looks Like Today

What the Bobsled Track from the Sarajevo ’84 Olympics Looks Like Today

Photograph by Hedwig Klawuttke The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be the first time since 1984 that the winter games will take place in Eastern Europe. The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, took place from 8–19 February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was the first…

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Feb 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Stari Most and the City of Mostar Photograph by Ramirez on Wikimedia Commons Mostar is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the largest and one of the most important cities in the Herzegovina region. It is the cultural capital and center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. Mostar is…

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