Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I received this card from my penpal Snjezana a while ago. A slightly different view of Bosnia and Herzegovina...

Blagaj is a kasaba (village-town) some 12 km southeast of Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Blagaj is situated at the famous source of the Buna river and a historical tekke (tekija or Dervish monastery) which is a part of the "Townscape ensemble of the town of Blagaj - Historical and Natural Heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina". The Blagaj Tekija was built around 1520, with the elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style is currently a national monument which attracts tourists. Snjezana also tells me that Blagaj is a pilgrimage for Muslims.

I couldn't find any info about the stamp at the top... The stamp at the bottom was issued in 2006 in a set of 6 definitives representing vegetables, this one here being potato.

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