Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sarajevo's Walk For Life - Šetnja za Život

*EDIT* To see photos from the most recent, 2009 walk, click HERE

This morning the International Women's Club of Sarajevo, along with corporate sponsors such as Avon, Raiffeisen Bank, EUFOR- NATO and sponsored a "Walk for Life" or Šetnja za Život in Bosnian. It looked like they had over 2000 participants including a bunch of teams from the various embassies, schools and organizations around town. Carl and I did the approximately 4 km walk at Elesa's urging (and she signed us up:). It turned out to be a beautiful morning to walk around Baščaršija to raise awareness for breast cancer and raise funds for a mammogram machine for Sarajevo.

The Start - Skenderija, Sarajevo

It was such a nice day, I took a few photos along the way, including the National Library. In 1992 the library was purposely fired upon with tracers and incendiary shells by the Serb Nationalist forces laying siege to Sarajevo. The building still stands but the interior and contents were destroyed.

The National Library - Baščaršija, Sarajevo

And the aptly named, Pigeon Square with the famous fountain and of course a little boy chasing the pigeons.

Pigeon Square - Baščaršija, Sarajevo

The Eternal Flame at the start of the Ferhadija walking area was all decorated too.

The Eternal Flame - Ferhadija, Sarajevo

And we finished up about an hour later.

The Finish - Skenderija, Sarajevo

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