Croatia and Bosnia

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The shrine on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje in Bosnia where the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared to 6 children.

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A mosque in Mostar. Mostar was invaded by the Turks in the 15th century so even though it is in Bosnia there are a lot of muslims in the community and lots of mosques in the city. It lends a very distinctive flavor to the city.

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The famous Old Bridge of Mostar-a replica of the bridge built by the Turks in the 15th century which was destroyed during the war in the 1990s. There are all sorts of legends about why it was built in this shape-some say that it is because when you look at it plus the reflection in the water it makes a circle for infinity, others that it was meant to look like the wings of a bird, others say that the Emperor wanted a bridge shaped like his mistress’s eyebrow, but really it is arched like that in order to distribute the weight equally.

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Dubrovnik in Croatia. A beautiful city all decked out for Christmas, made of white and cream stones.

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Beautiful view off of the walls of the city at a nearby fortress.

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One response to “Croatia and Bosnia

  1. Fabulous new pictures and stories, Megan! Some pictures look like postcards, plus it is great to see you in some too. Was that horse chewing on a treat or your scarf? 🙂 Hugs, Judy

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