Although I have mentioned it on my blog before, I have never posted pictures with the intention of highlighting the different architectural styles in Sarajevo. I’m not sure why, because Sarajevo has really interesting architecture from a wide range of eras. Today, I went out to “Novi Grad,” a municipality of Sarajevo that is on the western side of the city. Helena and Emma live here, in the neighborhoods of Alipašino and Dobrinja. This area of Sarajevo was constructed in the 1970’s, when the city was experiencing huge industrial expansion. Almost all of it consists of Communist-style apartment blocks, with small stores and cafes on the ground floors of the buildings. The sheer scale of these neighborhoods is impressive, with about 130,000 people living in Novi Grad alone.
This is looking east from the neighborhood of Čengić Vila, not too far from where I live
Several blocks of flats in Alipašino.
A grassy area on a hill in Alipašino
Many of the apartment blocks are built in a square, around either a park or a small paved square, creating a nice sense of community.
A mosque, in front of orange apartment blocks, in Alipašino.