in and around the mostar sniper tower
What was once a federal reserve for former Yugoslavia became a vantage point for the Croat Army to shoot and kill ethnic Bosnians during the Bosnian War. From the tower which stands at the frontline of the Croat side, over 300 lives were taken. Although the war ended in 1995, renovation of abandoned buildings around the city are slow or never happen at all due to disagreements from both sides. Now beside a residential building, the Sniper Tower remains one of the most compelling of these properties, littered by traces of the war, graffiti from a disgruntled generation, and a playground for imbibing teens and tourists.