Just the Pictures (Bosnia and Herzegovina) The “Sniper Tower” in Mostar – originally a bank that was used by snipers during the Bosnian War. The staircase in the “Sniper Tower.” Rubbish and 7.62 mm caliber shell casings left on the topmost floor of the “Sniper Tower.” View of Mostar from the “Sniper Tower.” The Gymnasium (secondary school) in Mostar. Bottle of Bosnian white wine. Blagaj Tekija – a Dervish monastery that was built around 1520 AD, with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style. Inside a room in the Blagaj Tekija. The small hamam in the Blagaj Tekija. The ceiling in the small hamam. Blagaj Tekija, seen from across the Buna River spring. Another view of Blagaj Tekija from across the Buna River. Path leading up to the Počitelj Fortress. The village of Počitelj, seen from the fortress. Inside the tower in Počitelj Fortress. Another view of Počitelj Fortress. Kravice Falls, a waterfall on the Trebižat River. Another view of Kravice Falls. Blue dragonflies near the falls. Entrance to the abandoned aircraft bunker built near the air field in Mostar. Closeup of the entrance to the abandoned aircraft bunker that was used during the Bosnian War. View of Mostar from the mountainside. Building that was situated on the dividing line between the Croatian and Bosnian armies, still bearing the scars from that war. Sandbags that once formed a bunker inside the scarred building, left in place after twenty years. The Old Bridge (known as “Stari Most”) in Mostar. View of the Neretva River, seen from the Old Bridge. Another view of the Old Bridge, which was destroyed in 1993 AD, but rebuilt in 2004 AD. One last view of the Old Bridge during twilight. Koski Mehmed-Pasha’s Mosque, which was built in the seventeenth-century AD. The inside of Koski Mehmed-Pasha’s Mosque. The domed ceiling in Koski Mehmed-Pasha’s Mosque. The Old Bridge in Mostar, seen from the minaret at Koski Mehmed-Pasha’s Mosque. Another view of the Old Bridge. Street leading to the bridge in Mostar. The Old Bridge, seen from the old tower near the bridge. Bottle of Bosnian red wine. The Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, it was built in 1889 AD and is the seat of the Archbishop of Vrhbosna. “Multicultural Man Builds the World” statue with the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in the background. The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Sarajevo (known as the “Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos”). A double-decker bus and statues of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy outside of the “Cheers” pub in Sarajevo. Ruins of an old inn that was built in 1543 AD for merchants and their horses (now Tašlihan archaeological site). The Emperor’s Mosque, the first mosque to be built after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia (in 1457 AD). Obala Kulina Bana street in Sarajevo, next to the Paljanska Miljacka River and with the Latin Bridge in view (where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated). Inside Gazi-Husrev Beg Bezistan (a covered bazaar in Sarajevo). Pedestrian street in Sarajevo. Muslim cemetery near the Yellow Bastion (one of the fortifications that made up the defensive wall of the old town, Vratnik – built in the 18th-century AD). View of Sarajevo from the Yellow Bastion. Looking east from Sarajevo, at the Paljanska Miljacka River Valley. View of Sarajevo on the hike up to the White Fortress. The White Fortress (known as “Bijela Tabija”), which may have originally been built around 1550 AD or earlier. Looking at a bastion from inside the White Fortress. View of Sarajevo from the White Fortress. Narrow pathway found in Sarajevo. Pop-marked buildings in Sarajevo. Bottle that was once filled with Bosnian white wine. The Latin Bridge over the Miljacka River. View of the Miljacka River and Sarajevo from the Latin Bridge. Another view of the Latin Bridge with the Sarajevo Museum in the background. Dividing marker on the pedestrian street, between the east (Ottoman-influenced) and west (Austro-Hungarian-influenced) parts of Sarajevo’s city center. The Sacred Heart Cathedral with newscasters preparing for the Pope’s visit. Gradska tržnica market. Pope Francis arriving at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Another view of Pope Francis’ arrival at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo. Pope Francis at the entrance to the Sacred Heart Cathedral. View of the crowds outside of the Sacred Heart Cathedral during the Pope’s visit. Street next to the Gazi-Husrev Beg Bezistan in Sarajevo. Bottle of Bosnian red wine made from Blatina grapes. The Sacred Heart Cathedral with red paint on the ground marking where a mortar shell landed during the war and killed people (these markings can be found throughout Sarajevo). The Officer’s Casino in Sarajevo (built in the 1880s, with additions made in 1912 AD). Building next to the Officer’s Casino. Sarajevo Markale marketplace; the site of the First Markale Massacre, on February 5, 1994 AD. Looking down from the second-level inside the Old Jewish Sunagogue (built in the early 19th-century AD). An old circumcision knife that would’ve been used by a mohel during brit milah. Graphic art by Daniel Ozmo (1912-1942 AD), who died in Jasenovac concentration camp. The Old Orthodox Church in Sarajevo, which was first mentioned in Ottoman sources dating to 1539 AD. Sarajevo’s Sebilj (a pseudo-Ottoman-style wooden fountain) in the center of Baščaršija Square. View of the Latin Bridge over the Miljacka River. The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (a Roman Catholic church built in 1913 AD). Wooden sculpture depicting the final four Stations of the Cross (found inside the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua). Sarajevska Pivara – a Bosnian brewing company based in Sarajevo and located across the street from the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua. Sarajevo’s City Hall. Etched stone marking the spot where Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia (near the Latin Bridge).