Saturday, 25 June 2011

Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A beautiful waterfall postcard I received from my dear penpal Snježana recently.

Jajce is a city and municipality located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is on the crossroads between Banja Luka, Mrkonjić Grad and Donji Vakuf, on the confluence of the rivers Pliva and Vrbas.

Jajce was first built in the 14th century and served as the capital of the independent Bosnian kingdom during its time. The town has gates as fortifications, as well as a castle with walls which lead to the various gates around the town.

The town is famous for its beautiful waterfall where the Pliva River meets the river Vrbas. It was 30 meters high, but during the Bosnian war, the area was flooded and the waterfall is now 20 meters high. The flooding may have been due to an earthquake and/or attacks on the hydroelectric power plant further up the river.

The stamps on the envelope were gorgeous, I couldn't find any info on any of them, though.

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