Sarajevo

HISTORY MUSEUM of BOSNIA and HERTZOGOVINA

IMG_0435Architects Boris Magas, Edo Smidihen and Radovan Horvat, 1963

The white modernist structure of this building was badly shot up during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. I think it was targeted during the siege of Sarajevo exactly because it contained the history and culture of that great city. It is  being fixed after years of closure.

When I saw it, there was an exhibition showing photographs of an old Bosnian man being beaten up by burly, laughing guards. It put the viciousness of that recent war in perspective.

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