Thursday, 15 December 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Old Bridge of Mostar

On Tuesday I got two postcards: one from Bosnia and Herzegovina and one from Japan.

The card from Bosnia and Herzegovina shows the Stari Most in Mostar. The Stari Most is a bridge crossing the Neretva River. It was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1557 and was finished nine years later. It was built by a student of Mimar Sinan and is considered an exemplary piece of Balkan Islamic architecture. For more than 400 years it was a symbol of the connection between East and West, but in 1993 it was destroyed by Croat troops during the Croat–Bosniak War. It was rebuilt between 2001 and 2004 and is today one of the most famous sights of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2005 is the Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Visit of Pope Francis (issued 06-06-2015)


Thank You very much Sabina!

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