Tag Archives: 1984 Olympics

Picture of the day: Sarajevo Bobsleigh track

One year ago I was in Bosnia on a photography workshop with a former war photographer. It was quite an experience, and you get to hear a lot of stories from the conflict , from the locals and others. Todays image is of the 1984 Olympic bobsleigh track, located in the mountains just outside Sarajevo. Today street art ,and painting have taken over, but there are wounds from the war all around. Made quite the impression to see this.

-Ray

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Picture of the day: Moving on…

Another image from Bosnia, this is shot in the Olympic ski jump stadium that was set up for the 1984 winter games. If you look on the right, you see the destroyed ski jump that have suffered the terrors of war. But the nice thing, is that on the left there are new ski lifts that serves the tourists that visits in the winter, and wants to enjoy some downhill skiing in the mountains outside Sarajevo.

-Ray

Picture of the day: The bigger things…..

I am on a photographer workshop in Bosnia Herzegovina at the moment, and a big part of the workshop is naturally related to the war of not so long ago. It have only been 20 years, and even though much have been rebuild, there are many, way to many places that the visual impressions gives no doubt about what happened here. The picture of the day, is of a hotel that was made for the Sarajevo Olympics in 1984 in the mountain regions outside Sarajevo town. As you can see from the image, It is totally destroyed, and todays serves as a grim reminder of the war, and is located  beautifully on top of a hill.  I got permission to go inside, and I doubt I will post more of those images here, but seeing this , along with hearing all the stories form the local people , certainly makes an impression.

-Ray