Before flying into Sarajevo we didn’t really have a particular plan about what we will be visiting, we just figured we will rent a car and drive around the beautiful country side, finding interesting things as we go. Besides the Mostar bridge which I had known about for a long time, my favourite place we stopped at was the Blagaj Tekija, a Dervish monastery close to Mostar, almost 600 years old. It’s location is like something out of a movie, on the side of a river emerging from a mountain cave. The river water has an amazing colour and a small waterfall is just in front of the monastery. We spent quite a bit of time sitting down and watching the river flow in front of us and trying to make sure our three year old will not fall into the water.
As an architectural photographer, it’s also a nice change to photograph really old structures instead of the uber-new glass and concrete jungle of Dubai.