The city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina was heavily damaged during the war 1992-95. Some parts have been rebuilt, but a lot of ruins remain all over the city, mainly for economical reasons but also I think because of a lack of political will to sort out the ownership of the buildings and make the decision to pull them down.
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Gessle (70) 2008-09-25 1:21
I like your sense of humour!
Great shot - at first you must think if there is a great reflection or if there is no glass at all, Fantastic POV.
nirvana73 (0) 2008-09-25 2:28
thanks for sharing and explanations
zeynepe (0) 2008-09-25 3:57
I have also this kind of views from Bosnia.
Your composition reminds me the sad stories again.
Thanks for sharing,
Buin (42366) 2008-09-25 9:10
A photo which shows the insanity and absurdity of war in an impressive way. Thinking that men once lived here gives a goose skin to the viewer. I like the title given to this picture ...
Greetings from Germany!
Kielia (24077) 2008-09-25 11:40
what a sense of humour! I like this composition although it gets me down. What a world we are living in! TFS!
fanni (14381) 2008-09-25 13:29
very expressive eloquent photo and apropriate note to it! Excellent POV!
Honestly, I, too, at the very first sight, thought that the windows are so clean that it's a reflection in them.
I like the fragile tree branches which are looking at us humans, through the window holes in the buildings, as if asking as something... perhaps, the question "why does human mind leads to (self-)destruction?"
dareco (17134) 2008-09-25 13:42
I have tried to take pictures like this but I really need help! I have problems knowing exactly how to frame to make it appealing, but you've done a great job!! I like the pov, the sharp detail and colors. A very attractive picture. TFS
saxo042 (37730) 2008-09-26 1:24
This must definitely be the same Windows version as TE are using! Interesting observation from your side. I hope this version will be replaced sometime!
kschanna (6) 2008-09-26 4:36
An interesting shot depicting a sad reality of the war. The life sucked out of the building leaving behind a skeleton.
What happened to your other shot of the bridge. I started writing a note and I think in the mean time, the admin took off the shot.
archimatica (20466) 2008-09-26 6:34
War is a bad bad affair... this picture show it effectively.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-04-12 16:33
I decided to look at your Bosnia/Herzegovina photos as it is a place that I recently visited. I tried to capture some of the madness of war but was unable to do it as well as this does. Its simple composition speaks volumes. Great job.