Bosnia Herzegovinia - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

"The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. In the 1990 conflict, however, most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect Sinan, was destroyed. The Old Bridge was recently rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee established by UNESCO. The Old Bridge area, with its pre-Ottoman, eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and western European architectural features, is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international co-operation and of the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Another nice Mostar Bridge postcard, postmarked at Mostar. Thanks to Elena of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Postcard 2
Bosnia Herzegovinia has 3 different postal services: 1) Hrvatska Pošta Mostar; 2) BH Pošta; 3) Pošte Srpske. I finally received this beautiful Mostar Bridge postcard mailed using HP Mostar stamps. Thanks to Jasmin of Bosnia & Herzegovinia.

Postcard 3
Mostar Bridge. BH Posta used. Thanks to DAO of United Kingdom for mailing this postcard cancelled in Mostar.

Postcard 4
A nice aerial view of Mostar town with the famous Mostar bridge. Thanks to Snjezana of Bosnia and Herzegovinia.

Postcard 5
I saw a documentary of how this incredible "Old Bridge" at Mostar was rebuilt stone by stone after it was blown into pieces during the war. What a beautiful bridge of human ingenuity and perserverence. Thanks to Grete who travelling through the Balkan states for sending me this impressive postcard.

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