Tears and Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo

Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio visit Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to see how 3 groups coexist after ethnic cleansing wiped out thousands. They walk down Sniper Alley, visit the Tunnel of Hope, and hear the story of the "Romeo and Juliet" of Sarajevo.

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Sarajevo City Line

Sarajevo City Line

Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller listen as local guide/fixer Sabina Niksic explains the significance of the Sarajevo city line that separates the east from the west in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 960 1280

  

Sarajevo's Varied Religions

Sarajevo's Varied Religions

From this spot, anyone can see a temple, a mosque and a church, which shows the varied religious groups existing within a small radius in Sarajevo. Related Video: People and Culture of Sarajevo 960 1280

  

Children's Memorial

Children's Memorial

Michael, Mariana and Sabina read some of the 521 names on the column that honors children killed during a period of ethnic cleansing, when the Bosnian Serb forces wiped out thousands. 960 1280

  

A Fountain in Dedication

A Fountain in Dedication

A fountain accompanies the monument dedicated to the children. 960 1280

  

Drink and You Will Return to Sarajevo

Drink and You Will Return to Sarajevo

Mariana drinks from a spigot at a Turkish mosque. Legend has it that if you drink from the spigot, you will return to Sarajevo. 960 1280

  

Sarajevo Rose Memorial

Sarajevo Rose Memorial

A Sarajevo Rose memorial is a concrete scar made by a mortar shell explosion that was later painted with red resin to remember those who were killed during the siege of the city. 960 1280

  

Copper and Pewter Teacups

Copper and Pewter Teacups

Beautifully stacked copper and pewter teacups sold on Coppersmith Street (Kazandziluk Street). Related Video: Handmade Copper in Sarajevo 960 1280

  

Michael Voltaggio Shops for Copper

Michael Voltaggio Shops for Copper

Michael examines a decorative copper container on Coppersmith Street (Kazandziluk Street). 960 1280

  

Coppersmith Street

Coppersmith Street

A unique view of the quaint Coppersmith Street, which is home to vendors selling handmade items made of copper, including coffee sets. Bosnian coffee is a popular commodity in the country. 960 1280

  

History Lesson in Sarajevo

History Lesson in Sarajevo

Muslim dinner guest Haris Pasovic shows Michael and Mariana areas of significance that relate to the conflicts in Bosnia. 960 1280

  

"Sniper Alley"

"Sniper Alley"

A view of "Sniper Alley," where Bosnian Serbs hid in the tall buildings, shooting anyone that walked down the city's commonly used street. Women, children, public servants and United Nations peacekeepers were all reported to have been killed by sniper fire between 1992 and 1995. 960 1280

  

Tunnel of Hope

Tunnel of Hope

Michael, Mariana, Sabina and Haris visit the Tunnel of Hope, which was used during the Bosnian War to transport food, war supplies and aid and served as a means of escape between the neighborhoods of Dobrinja and Butmir. 960 1280

  

Restaurant Kibe

Restaurant Kibe

The beautiful dining room of Restaurant Kibe, one of the many establishments that Mariana and Michael visited during their time in Sarajevo. 960 1280

  

Restaurant Kibe

Restaurant Kibe

Michael and Mariana marvel at the dishes on the table at Restaurant Kibe. 960 1280

  

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