By NICHOLAS KULISH
Published: January 10, 2010
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — The siege of Sarajevo had just begun the last time Vera Bagur, now 68, took the famous train line from Sarajevo to Belgrade. It was one of the few physical links that bound Muslims, Serbs and Croats.
Lala Tomljanovic and Vera Bagur, both 68, who share an apartment in Sarajevo, rode the train from Sarajevo to Belgrade for the first time in 18 years. More Photos
That unity was cracking into violence as she peered, against the conductor’s orders, out the window as tanks rolled past in the dry, unpicked cornfields.
“That was the time I realized it was going to be serious,” she said.
Can anybody give me some clues or links on train/bus schedules from Zagreb to Sarajevo, and Sarajevo to Skopje plus estimated hours of travel?
"Of all of the participants I personally find Mlan Kućan [president of Slovenai] and Kiro Gligorov [president of Croatia] most appealing. For my taste they are two peple who are democrats. On the other side stand two men who will probably play a decisive role—Tudjman and Milošević. . . Both in my opnion are people who are insufficiently flexible [and] . . . in the business of negotiating, is usually a defect . . . some people are simply incapable of compromise. . . . it seems to me that if Serbia and Croatia were headed by people such as Gligorov and Kućan, Yugoslavia would find easier to extricate itself."
Alija Izetbegović, During the meetings of Collective Presidency of Yugoslavia. December 1990
IMAGE; Sarajevo, January 2005 Photo Kyong Park
"Politically, the Yugoslav man, in his spiritual disposition, is an extremist . . . . A Yugoslav from all provinces and of all varieties, reacts in a political way only if an issue effects the very proof of his being, touches his fundamental vital interests of his deepest traditional emotions. Once he has felt the full directness and complexity of an issue inside his own being, he is prepared to commit himself thoroughly to the cause. . . . No difference is made between the conceptual, political, party or personal enemy. In the final analysis, it is either love or hate, friend or foe."
Vladmir Dvornikovi? 1939
Photo: Sarajevo 2006, Kyong Park
Two views of Tito's Bar where old men gets too drink for me to stay there too long. Genuine enviroment becomes kitsch here, an exotic toursim. Anyway, its still good to have these crazy people and places, where people stay themselves, even if they are merely imagining about that. Pics by Kyong 23,08,2006 Sarajevo.
In the performance 'Boogey Man" by Damir Niksic (August 24th 2006, 17.00 - beach along the river Miljacka, Sarajevo) some people was bringing small pieces of iron. Damir melted the pieces in the ritual to become a Legal citizen of the Country of Foreigners.
My "strategy" was not to bring any piece of iron, I just stole one of the melted pieces an didn't make the ritual.
SO, now I'm an Ilegal citizen in the country of foreigners.