Bullet holes : Croatia
While Croatia's autobahn / autoroute was state-of-the-art and Plitvička Lakes were spectacular, the countryside still shows signs of the end of Communism, the break-up of Yugoslavia, and the wars that ravaged the Balkans in the early 1990s. Just a couple of photos as we were heading up to Austria.
This church is closed up and the tower was riddled with bullet holes : Croatia
The wars in the former Yugoslavia pitted long-time neighbors -- Serbs and Croats, Bosnians and Albanians, Yugoslavs and Macedonians, Christians and Muslims -- against one another in tragic, inhumane, devastating, wasteful ways. The areas we traveled through are, more than 20 years later, still recovering from the destruction of war.
Abandoned and shuttered factory : Croatia
Making it work : Croatia
This was my first trip into a country emerging from a recent war (i.e. in the last 20 years) and it was a bit stark and sobering.
Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 5/2012