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Re: 1984 Bobsleigh Track Sarajevo

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Me too, not much to explore around these parts.
I could think of a couple spots around those parts to explore.

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Re: 1984 Bobsleigh Track Sarajevo

This place holds bad memories for many as it was frequenly used as protection by the sniper teams surrounding the city.

At the top of the hill where the white building is is where many people where tortured and ultimately shot for entertainment value mostly. Along with short drop hangings in the medal photograph area (a C shaped wall that they put a wooden beam on top of and slowly hung people snatched from the town below.

The whole area is (or at least was) covered in trenches, bunkers and minefields. Many of the mined areas are on the steep hillside with no acurate maps as the mines where just thrown down the embankment.

I dont know if you can still see them but you used to be able to see many of the trenches etc on Google Earth.

I was in the city when they discovered the body of a man who had died in the insulation on the roof of the ice skating areana (where Torvil and Dean from the UK won gold). They believe he may have crawled up there either to hide or to try and keep warm during the savage cold of winter.

His body had mummified.

Whilst there I often slept in the crowded former Olympic athelites hotel.

I think I would like to go back and visit but I don't know as it holds some very bad memories. I will never forget what they called they called the "Sarajevo Rose" where they filled in the mortar splats at the market place and bread cue attack sites with blood red tarmac....I wonder if they are still like that?

A beautiful country and people destroyed by political chest thumpers.

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Re: 1984 Bobsleigh Track Sarajevo

Examples of the "Sarajevo Rose"







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Re: 1984 Bobsleigh Track Sarajevo

Interesting pics, thanks

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Re: 1984 Bobsleigh Track Sarajevo

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This place holds bad memories for many...
Wow, thank you for that information.
That really makes looking at the photos even more eerie.

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Re: 1984 Bobsleigh Track Sarajevo

Now that was friggin' cool, thanks!

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