November 30, 2007

Bridge on the Drina

Not far from Mokra Gora is the border to Republika Srpska (one of the two political entities that together compose the modern country of Bosnia and Herzegovina). And just 20km after the border there is the little city of Visegrad and its famous bridge built by Mehmed Paša Sokolović in 1571 (now UNESCO World Heritage Site). The town is most widely known due to the book Bridge on the Drina written by Ivo Andrić (who was awarded for that book with a Nobel Prize in 1961).

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