|Women chatting at the gate|
So Bijela Tabija is a huge, stone fort that was originally established in 1550, probably on the site of earlier fortresses, given its strategic location. Later it was rebuilt to accommodate cannons. Today, it is abandoned. There are signs that it is an important archeological site as well as historic monument, but nothing prevents anyone from entering the property. We didn't see glass or cans strewn around--that was good.
|O'er the ramparts we ...|
The real reason for hiking up there is for the view. It is nearly at the treeline, so Sarajevo lies before you. I pointed out the Sarajevo Brewery and the Franciscan Monastery and Catholic Church. They are distinctive in their dark red brick and white trim. I was surprised that Dan hadn't been to the brewery or pub or been in the neighborhood--Bistrik--since it played such a prominent role in providing water to beseiged Sarajevo. So at my prompting, the downhill path was to that side of the river.
|The definite Austrian influence on the interior of the pub|
What I mostly note is that I am happy.