15 Apr 2012

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegowina

Wonderful night view of  Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegowina. It is both, the capital and largest city of the country and also the leading cultural center. Several cultures and religions live here together in peace and until recently Sarajevo was the only European city to have a mosque, cathedral, orthodox church and a synagoge in close neighbourhood of each other.
In 1914 the archduke of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo, which caused the first World War. In 1984 the Olympic Winter Games took place in Sarajevo and during the war of Bosnian independency the city experienced the longest siege in the history of modern warfare, nearly four years (1992-1996). In 2011 Sarajevo was named the first city to become European Capital of Culture (2014) outside of the European Union.
This great card was sent to my friend Manuela who gave it to me to be part of my collection :)

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