Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sarajevo Shell Souvenirs

Amongst the typical Sarajevo souvenirs of embossed metal plates and Turkish coffee sets in the Baščaršija bazaar, this vendor turned remnants of the horrors of the civil war into a marketable art form. Metal artillery shell cases were engraved and transformed into pens, vases, and other clever items. To me, it is representative of the city's resilience, rising above the ashes and rebuilding both the city and their lives.

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