Today we're gonna start a new series, "Today Last Year." I was in Sarajevo last year today, the name Chinese are familiar with, because of an old movie (as if Chinese knew foreign countries only when China was not open, like North Africa Bourne knew Casablanca, Nile Debacle knew Cairo, etc.) The murder of the Orient Express is known to Istanbul and so on) and Sarajevo, which was filmed in 1973 by the former Yugoslavia Film Studios, translated by the Beijing Film Studios and introduced to the screen, was a time when a single vote was hard to find! If I ask you which country Casablanca is in, you may hesitate but I ask you which country Cairo is in, you must not hesitate to tell me - Egyptian capital! But I can guarantee that the vast majority of Chinese do not know which country Sarajevo is in, haha! Then I tell you she is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. What? You don't know where BiH is! Hahaha, you can hear me! BiH is the short name of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the whole country is the Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the capital of Sarajevo. Geographically, she belongs to the southern European Balkan States, to the east to Serbia, and to the south to the Republic of Montenegro. She became a member of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1945 and declared independence in 1992. Sarajevo has been a place of war in history from 1914 to 1996, and strong people have grown up in the various wars of eighty years! Last year today was my fourth visit to this beautiful city surrounded by mountains, the winter city of Sarajevo was especially peaceful, and the worship of Muslims in the Grand Mosque was still on, where the film "Walter Defends Sarajevo" was filmed. So it's a must-see for the Chinese. The line "Walter asked me to send a message... This is the last time you and I have been together!" In the play, the Chinese of their parents' generation remember it. And young people like me who have not seen the film have revisited the classic by coming to Sarajevo! It was the city's unique charm that attracted me to visit again and again, and some said she was like Turkey because she had Turkish old streets and Turkish baths and many Turkish restaurants and mosques because she had been ruled by the Ottoman Empire for nearly 500 years. Others say that she is like Hungary because she was also an important city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, there are also the Old City of Austro-Hungarian, and there are many Baroque and Roman style buildings and Gothic churches. But I don't think she is like anywhere. In my eyes she is Serrajevo! 🇧🇦
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This mosque was built in 1531 and is a beautiful Ottoman architecture. Chinese people know this mosque mostly because it is an important scene in the movie "Walter Defends Sarajevo". Even if you haven't watched this movie, the local tourist bus will show it for you.
Anyone who is a little bit older in China will know this mosque. We knew and were familiar with this mosque in the movie "Walter Defends Sarajevo". In the movie, Walter escaped from danger.
Goz-Husele-Beg Mosque is a beautiful building built in 1531 in Ottoman Turkish style.
The Houserebe Mosque in the Jiayu, one of the most famous local attractions, in Sarajevo, has a different feel, the local customs are beautiful, and it is quite good for a tourist attraction
It is the largest mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkan Peninsula.