Influence of Islam
The Ottoman empire occuped the area of Bosnia for 500 hundred years. of course they had a great influence on the culture, especially the faith, food and art. This is an example of oriental art taken from the ceiling in BEG mosque. Food such as burek, cevapcici, rahatlokum, sarma etc are some of the dishes left behind :)
Monument to Gavrilo Princip, Sarajevo, 1986
Not "favorite thing", really, but nowhere else to put this tip.
In 1986, you could find the footsteps of Gavrilo Princip, where he stood in 1914 as he assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Princip was a 19 year old Bosnian Serb who believed that Bosnia and Herzergovina should be free of the Austro-Hungarian rule.
Even in 1986, it was debatable whether Princip was a hero or a terrorist. As a result of the war in 1992-95, all tributes to Princip were removed - the bridge and street named after him were renamed. I understand that the cement block which marked his footsteps and monument to Princip shown in this picture have also been removed.
I don’t know much about art, but one cool desin group from Sarajevo that is worth checking out is Trio. Trio formed in 1985. They are known for taking pop culture designs and "Sarajevizing" them. They did a lot of ironic stuff during the siege.
If you want to see some of their stuff, check out this link to Goran's Homapage: http://sarajevo.bih.tripod.com/trio/trio.html
Houses at the edge of the mountain
The absolute top of the hills in Sarajevo is a kind off the beaten path. The area seams more dilapidated than the rest of Sarajevo. It's quite picturesque to see old houses almost at the edge of the mountain.
SarajevoFILMFest@second half of August
International kind of a film fest, accented on regional cinema and authors (yet as being international-moovies from all over the globe do be projected, as well); recognized by FIAPF as a Competitive Specialized Festival. - A-ha :D Programme includes both, competitive and non-competitive movies. Filmmakers which compete do it in Feature, Short and Documentary film section.
It usually lasts about 9 days, staring a bit after 15th, in August each year. Although me, myself,and I, ain't a real movie fan (I adore music), I can always find something interesting for my moovie taste.
So, if you happen to be around during those times, you may wanna see a projection or two at least. ... You will see the whole city full of people from all over, some fansy, some sporty, some hard to desrcibe by anyting outstanding....They just snoop and wonder around......This fest brings a specific atmosphere to Sarajevo indeed :D. Me likes those vibes...:D
For some projections tickets need to be reserved, for some not. So if you are a movie fan, check out the web site provided not to miss your fav!