Flowers in the rain – Sarajevo, 1963
by Tomislav Peternek
You remember too much”, my mother said to me recently. “Why hold onto all that?”
And I said: “Where can I put it down?
Official 1984 Winter Olympics Mascot “Vucko”
Designed by Jože Trobec
Mile was the royal table and assembly place of the Great Bosnian Stanak and the coronation and burial site of the Bosnian kings during medieval Bosnia. In addition, at the time was in Mile a Franciscan monastery was located, and in 1340 it becomes the center of the vicariate. Mile is located near Visoko, in today’s Arnautovići settlement on the right bank of the river Bosnia near the mouth of the river Goruša. Today the archaeological site Mile is a protected national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The investigated part of this place is located on a former Neolithic settlement situated in the period between 2600-2400 BC. Mile was first mentioned in 1244 as a place where the church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, that was dedicated to Saints-doctors, and was the property of the Bosnian diocese. That same year, the ban Stephen II Kotromanić raised the first Franciscan Monastery of St. Nicholas. In 1340 Mile became the headquarters of the Franciscan vicariate, and the monastery played a role as custodian of public documents.
In Mile, according to some historians, the first Bosnian king Tvrtko Kotromanić was crowned, in 1377. Some kings who came later were also crowned there. In addition to the coronation, the burial of Bosnian bans and kings was done in the church in Mile. Apart from the first Bosnian King Tvrtko I, buried here is his uncle ban Stephen II Kotromanić. The royal tomb was originally a church, and when it became too small for the community, and for the coronation ceremony, it was transformed into a tomb, and a new, larger church was built. According to Anđelić, in these circumstances, in the smaller, older church, the ruling family probably resided.
(On the first picture you can read that Mile was the first capital of the medieval Bosnian state)
"We met at the wrong time. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Maybe one day years from now, we’ll meet in a coffee shop in a far away city somewhere and we could give it another shot".
My God, are we gonna be like, our parents? Not me. Ever.
16th Muslim Partisan Brigade, a 15000 members strong anti-Fascist Bosnian Muslim resistance force in World War II.
I have the exact same natural hair colour as she has. (with the light ends) Unfortunately the last time I had this colour was when I was 15. Why did I have to dye them. :(
Your mother carried you 9 months in her stomach, she gave birth to you which caused strong pain and then she spend the most time with you in your first years. She fed and washed you, she taught you your native language, brought you to the kindergarten and to the school. She makes sure that you have clean clothes and that you are never hungry. You love her to death.
But when it comes to your ethnicity, your culture and your religion nahh she ain’t important because you have your fathers surname. :) You are what your father is when it comes to your ethnicity, this is how most people on the balkan think and it really pisses me off.
When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.