KOSKI MESHED-PASHA'S MOSQUE
Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Koski Meshed-pasha's Mosque once again dominates the river frontage of Mostar as it did before it's destruction in the War of the 1990s.
The original was completed in 1619 and stood at the very edge of the riverbank of an outcrop of rock. Unfortunately this made it an easy target for Croatian and Serbian guns and it was one of the earlier casualties of the war (incidentally the largest church in Bosnia & Hercegovina also once stood in Mostar and was destroyed by the Muslim forces ... each side was just as bad as the other in that conflict).
After the Dayton Peace Accord brought a form of peace to Bosnia & Hercegovina rebuilding work began in Mostar and Koski Meshed-pasha's Mosque is one of the most notable of the buildings reconstructed.
Photo - Andrew J. Müller
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