I'm a Canadian girl from Vancouver who studied in Paris in 2011-2012. I did a lot of travelling in France and in Europe generally. These are my photos, my observations, and my stories.

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Je suis canadienne de Vancouver qui a étudié à Paris en 2011-2012. J'avais beaucoup voyagé en France et en Europe ; voici mes photos, mes remarques et mes histoires.

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Check the "Index of City Tags" page to browse my posts by city/country.

Regardez la page « Index of City Tags » si vous voulez trier mes postes par ville / pays d'origine.

January 22nd
12:01

Počitelj, an Ottoman-era village built into the hillsides of southern Bosnia-Herzegovina.

December 6th
12:00

Sarajevo, Bosnia

November 16th
12:00
Walking through a neighbourhood in Berat, Albania.

Walking through a neighbourhood in Berat, Albania.

October 15th
11:10

Abandoned, war-damaged buildings in Mostar. They were on the edge of a park and I guess once they were abandoned they were just “reclaimed” by the shrubbery. 

The creepy thing is that right next door are completely restored houses that people are currently living in. This is just a little pocket of war damage that was never repaired, surrounded by totally normal suburbs.

I originally intended to explore these houses a bit more, since they still contained rotting furniture and whatever the former occupants left behind, but I was still pretty shaken from wandering around in a snipers’ nest earlier that same day - then I was startled in one of the houses by a LARGE snake darting out from under the furniture, so… I nope’d right out of there and left this one alone.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 14th
11:24
Ruined houses next to restored houses in Mostar. Viewed from the building formerly used as a snipers’ nest.
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

Ruined houses next to restored houses in Mostar. Viewed from the building formerly used as a snipers’ nest.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 13th
11:47
View of Mostar from halfway up an abandoned building used as a snipers’ nest in the war.
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

View of Mostar from halfway up an abandoned building used as a snipers’ nest in the war.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 12th
11:39
War-ruined building in Mostar.
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

War-ruined building in Mostar.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 11th
11:52
The “Muslim” side of the river in Mostar.
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

The “Muslim” side of the river in Mostar.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 10th
11:43
War-ruined building in Mostar.
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

War-ruined building in Mostar.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 9th
12:00
Me, having coffee on the banks of the Neretva River in Mostar.
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

Me, having coffee on the banks of the Neretva River in Mostar.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 8th
11:44
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

October 7th
12:00
Ottoman-style houses built into the cliff along the Neretva River.
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.

Ottoman-style houses built into the cliff along the Neretva River.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 12 June 2012.