This entry will likely conclude our series on new student photos for this summer. Thank you to everyone that participated!
Timothy Sandole is responsible for the first set. He will be pursuing his MIA degree.
A Sarajevo Rose is a concrete scar caused by a mortar shell’s explosion that was later filled with red resin. Because Sarajevo was a site of intense urban warfare and suffered thousands of shell explosions during the Bosnian war of the 1990s, the marked concrete patterns are a unique feature to the city. If time was taken to fill the concrete scar with the red resin, this marked where an individual lost their life.
Jahorina Mountain was the site of the 1984 Yugoslavian Winter Olympics for women’s alpine skiing. The moutain is located directly southeast of Sarajevo. In this picture, a military installation of the Bosnian-Serb army is left in ruins possibly due to the bombing campaign by NATO forces during 1990’s war.
Baščaršija is the main street of Sarajevo and one of its landmarks. It is located in the old town part of Sarajevo, designed in the Ottoman–Turkish style. It has souvenir shops and public fountains, and contains a bazaar that sells metalwork, jewellery and pottery. Each street is dedicated to a craft. It was built in the 16th century.
Stari Most is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on November 9, 1993 during the Bosnian War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on July 23, 2004.
This next set was submitted by Gregg Sgambati, an incoming EMPA student.