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in and around the mostar sniper tower

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.

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A woman cooks from her kitchen neighboring the Sniper Tower’s main staircase by mere meters.  

A woman cooks from her kitchen neighboring the Sniper Tower’s main staircase by mere meters.  

Glass which once covered the entire exterior of the building is scattered on every floor.

Glass which once covered the entire exterior of the building is scattered on every floor.

The building goes unmonitored, creating an outlet for younger generations to express themselves through graffiti.

The building goes unmonitored, creating an outlet for younger generations to express themselves through graffiti.

Though it is no longer the tallest building in Mostar, it still provides on of the best 360-degree views of the city and serves as a prime drinking spot for teens and tourist alike.

Though it is no longer the tallest building in Mostar, it still provides on of the best 360-degree views of the city and serves as a prime drinking spot for teens and tourist alike.

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