Wednesday, August 30, 2006

More Pictures from the Balkans

The James Joyce statue, Trieste

View from the hill...Sarajevo on a wet day
Where it all kicked off...a plaque in Sarajevo marks the spot where Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, triggering off the First World War.

East meets West - a mosque in Sarajevo.

The Old Bridge at Mostar.

Dubrovnik's Old Town, rebuilt after heavy shelling by Serb forces in 1991.

6 comments:

Caroline said...

I have to say that James Joyce is looking very casual and at home... like he's been there for years. Love the old bridge at Mostar too.

Lorainne said...

James looks very lifelike - almost feel I could start a conversation with him. The scene of the bridge at Mostar is very pretty - like a fairytale palace.

Antonio from Italy said...

The old bridge in Mostar it's actually new, unfortunately...
During the war it was bombed and destroyed...
And I think I've never seen a picture of Trieste without rain ;-)

CW said...

Caroline - I think Joyce found the sea air of Trieste quite invigorating and conducive to writing - and for the record Antonio, shortly after the picture was taken there was a torrential downpour which followed us to Ljubljana and Zagreb. Indeed Lorainne, you could go to Trieste and start a discussion on symbolic imagery in Ulysses.

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Lorainne said...

I would have to ask him about A Portrait of the Artist or The Dubliners because I have not read Ulysses. Neither have I read Finnegans Wake. Both are on the list of things I should get around to but haven't yet.....