Posts tagged "Sarajevo"
Abandoned Synagogue

Abandoned Synagogue

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. September 16, 2009. An abandoned Sephardic synagogue in Sarajevo. After World War II, when most of the Jews from here were either killed or fled, this synagogue was appropriated for offices, but was then abandoned during the war of the 1990’s.
Headstone of a Jewish Soldier

Headstone of a Jewish Soldier

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2009. At the Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo that dates back to the 16th century, a more recent headstone marks the grave of a Jewish soldier killed in World War II. The cemetery, located on a hill overlooking the city, was used by Serb soldiers, who camped out there and then...
Sniper’s Road

Sniper’s Road

Sarajevo, May 22, 2009. During the Siege of Sarajevo, Serb forces sniped and besieged the city from this high road that rims the ridge surrounding the valley where the city of Sarajevo sits. Lovers now frequent the still burned-out buildings that dot the ridge and forest line along the road.
Abandoned Synagogue Window

Abandoned Synagogue Window

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2009.
Women on a Bench

Women on a Bench

Sarajevo, May 20, 2009. In Sarajevo, this little park sits on what was the Serb front line during the war. These women, of mixed heritages, always sit together. They don’t consider their friendships by ethnicity and regularly visit the park, some minding their grandchildren.
Sniper Alley

Sniper Alley

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2009. During the Siege of Sarajevo, during the war in the former Yugoslavia, this street was known as Sniper Alley because snipers had a direct sight-line from the hills in the background to snipe from.