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'm co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. Angelus Rose, the final book, came out in February 2020. I am the editor of Tales for the Camp Fire: An Anthology Benefiting Wildfire Relief. I'm also author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel--and a space opera trilogy.
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9 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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  5. MillyMoo says:

    The capital of Croatia, Zagreb, has a beautiful cemetery too


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