Stari Most Bridge
If Mostar is even on your radar at all it’s probably because of Stari Most. It’s one of those things where it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of it. Maybe that’s why everyone takes a photo in front of it? But really, there’s so much history behind this bridge. Most people these days may associate it with the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina – it was destroyed on 9 November 1993. After the war it was reconstructed with similar technology to try and make it as close to the original as possible. The original bridge began construction in 1557 and took 9 years to complete. Upon completion the bridge had the widest arch in the world at that time. It’s believed that the bridge was held together with metal pins and egg white proteins.
Millenium Cross on Hum Hill
There’s not all too much literature available on the Millenium Cross that resides over Mostar but one thing’s for certain: you can not miss it. It sits on top of Hum Hill which dominates the city. For me personally, the cross is much more beautiful from afar and I was more captivated by the views once I hiked up to the top of the mountain.
The Abandoned Yugoslav Army Aircraft Hangar
I did a separate article on how to reach this abandoned hangar. As it turns out, most abandoned things aren’t that easy to find. It’s as eerie as it is beautiful and surreal. The abandoned Yugoslav Army aircraft hangar/base really is a must see unlike any other tourist attraction. You can lurk as deep into it’s bowels as your heart desires but if you do I’d advise a headlamp. Most likely because, umm, it’s definitely not a “tourist” attraction. At least not yet…
Partisan Memorial Cemetery
This picture doesn’t quite do the Partisan Memorial Cemetery justice but I don’t think any one photo could with it’s complex architectural, aesthetic and landscape design. It was built in 1965 in honor of the Yugoslav Partisans of Mostar who were killed during WWII in Yugoslavia. As you can see in the photo, it seems to have become quite neglected over the years and is riddled with graffiti along with litter. While unfortunate it does make for a very distinct ambiance.
Can I say the sunsets? Every night I was there the sun would set to encapsulate the city with such a unique red and purple hue. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a nice sunset.