Photographer's Note

There are several bridges across the Neretva river in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, but the Stari most is by far the best known.
This is the Mala cuprija, "the crooked bridge", just a few metres away from the Stari most, and actually crossing a narrow tributary to the Neretva. But it is also of Ottoman origin, probably built in the 16th century, and possibly older than the Stari most.
Behind the bridge you can see part of the old Ottoman city of Mostar. Most likely these buildings were destroyed during the war in the 1990's and rebuilt since then. Most of this area was flattened to the ground.
The tall church tower in the background belongs to a 19th century Franciscan monastery, also destroyed and rebuilt.

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