August 07, 2006

Then and Now

In 1984, Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympics, what was to be the biggest ever, at the time. It was successfully carried out and a lot of sarajevo had been primped up for the event, the first and only Holiday Inn was built, and still stands today.

Less than a decade later, Sarajevo (and Bosnia Herzegovina as a whole) was under seige for four years, attacked by snipers, bombs and Serbian militia.

The picture that has moved me the most, and the scene that has moved me the most during my stay in Bosnia is the following one:


nzm said...

Are these the playing fields that they had to make into a graveyard?

Solemn stuff.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Yeah those are the very same three football fields now converted into a graveyard. There is great symbolism in this.

BuJ said...

hmmm interesting.. holiday inn you say?
well didn't i tell u that the pic of the graveyards is the most powerful and my favorite?
perfect for the cover of a book.

wow.. it's so moving really.. and one doesn't really know what more to say. although i'm full of thoughts and emotions at the moment...

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

You did tell me indeed. It would make a great cover of a book. perhaps I should get crackin writing one ey?

It is hard not to be moved by it.

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