On our trip to the city, down the steep hill, to pizza and ballet I was able to take some random pictures. There is a famous restaurant that is called “the house of spite.” The owner was promised that if he sold (or gave up, I can’t remember) his land, his house would be moved to the other side of the river, which it was…-brick by brick- out of spite!
I am reading about the river: Miljacka River in Cellist of Sarajevo. It was originally running in a different course (back in the time of Miss Irby) but was straightened out when they built these walls. People had to carefully cross this river on different bridges to avoid being shot down by snipers.
I recognize the backgammon game, but I’m not sure what they are smoking!
I snapped this shot as we passed by a sidewalk cafe. This is a very typical Bosnian dish.
Around the corner from the ballet building.
Some of the shops downtown are simple little store fronts, literally. Only a small counter inside. Rent is way too high for anything bigger. There are many, many coffee shops and most eating places have seating outside. Many handmade items are for sale on the streets.