War-torn Architecture

Rebuilding and remembering in Belgrade. (Courtesy Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss)

Rebuilding and remembering in Belgrade. (Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss)

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss sent along this thought provoking picture from his native Bosnia, as well as the following explanation:

As I was searching for positive aspects of Balkanization, this image came from Bosnia.

The tenant on the second floor of the building on the picture refused to contribute to the buildings’ renovation.

The result a wonderful clean piece of neglect.

While to some it might look neglectful, to us, it’s downright dramatic, an indelible mark of a horrible, unforgettable slice of the past. Without, it would just be another banal, salmon stuccoed building.

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