Vacation in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

My dear friend Jeff is on a mission to travel to all the ends of the earth.  When he returned from his most recent jaunt, he sent me these cemetery photos from Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.  With his permission, I share them with you.

A Christian cemetery in Motovun, Croatia:

Looking from the graveyard to the castle on the mountain

Closeup on the central grave: notice the winged hourglass.

Spare crosses stacked up against the graveyard wall.

Notice the rocky floor of the graveyard. No grass here.

In contrast, here are some Moslem cemeteries from Bosnia-Herzegovina.  The first is in Mostar:

Look at how green the grass is here. Gravestones are very simple and graves are demarcated by a curb.

This is Sarajevo:

These graves are individualized by sarcophagi. This one has both an ornate tablet for the name and a pillar topped by a spiral flame.

Thanks so much for thinking of me when you travel, Jeff!  There’s nothing better than knowing people really are visiting graveyards on their vacations.

Does anyone else have vacation snapshots they would like to share?  You can contact me on Facebook or leave a link to your own blog posts below.

About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. My science fiction trilogy begins with The Dangerous Type in 2015. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.
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4 Responses to Vacation in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

  1. Wonderful photos! Thanks! I taught English as a Second Language to Bosnians. They are incredible people.

  2. coastalcrone says:

    Thanks for sharing Jeff’s photos! I have something I might send you later.

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