Sarajevo: A Photographer’s Dream

As many of you may already know, I grew up in Sarajevo, Bosnia, a tiny country in Europe, just off the Mediterranean Sea. My family and I moved there when I was 5 and I lived there until I graduated high school at 18. I’ve been to a lot of places in my lifetime, Paris, Rome, Budapest, Cedarville, MI….but in all of those experiences, in all of those different cultures and architecture and people, Bosnia is still my favorite.

I first became interested in high school, but it wasn’t until I was in college, home for Christmas, that I started photographing my city, Sarajevo. I wanted to capture the things I took for granted, to save and cherish them in a way that I best knew how. I could go on forever about why Bosnia is the BEST place you could visit on a European vacation. But I won’t. I’m just going to leave you all with photos; pieces of my Bosnia that stay in my heart. As a photographer, being there is a dream. But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.

Whether it’s the culture…

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…the architecture…

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…the history…

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…the people…

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… or just the cities themselves…

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…Bosnia is on of the most diverse and culturally saturated countries I’ve ever been to. The people are so beautiful and welcoming. If you want to find the best places, talk to the locals. If you want the best cevapi, go to Zeljo2 downtown. If you want to see a country that has risen from the ashes time and time again, go to Bosnia. Stick it on your travel bucket list right now.

Looking at all of these photos has made me so homesick. Chesh and I plan on going back one day, so I can show him the ladies who sell fresh eggs in the market, and the old men who play chess in the courtyard. I want to show him the bombed-out abandoned buildings, taste the zeljanica, and watch the summer sun set over Sarajevo. One day…one day.

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P.S. I couldn’t help but make these freaking awesome iPhone and desktop wallpapers. Go ahead and use them and think of Sarajevo. Think of Bosnia. You don’t know what you’re missing.

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9 thoughts on “Sarajevo: A Photographer’s Dream

    1. I went to the Bosnian public school for four years and was homeschooled for the rest. I sometimes wish I’d stuck it out for a little longer, but I wasn’t learning the language fast enough… Will definitely be checking out your blog!

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  1. I need some Zenica love in this post! 😉😁❤️ Miss it with my whole heart too, part of me will always be there.

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