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    The Church of St. Filip and Jakov

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    This is the part where the magnificent church organs used to stand and the choir. This is all what was left.
    Many of my friends from abroad have ask, why the churches, what was the point of such demolishings? The answer is simple and ruthless, by destructing of the culture, traditions and religion of an nation the conquerer could denying its excistion.

    this used to be a choir

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    The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    The interior part of the church looks very depressing, all what one could feel is deep sadness and infidelity that this could be done by the humans. In the history of the world, during many wars, the churches used to be a shelter and salvation for the civilians, oftenly even the hospitals. In the 1991 war Christian churches were the favour targets.

    interiors of the church

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    The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    Partly reconstructed inner part of the church which was completely demolished. There is an exibition in the church which shows the look of it before 1991, in 1991, what was found in 1997 and the present roconstructions.
    When the sacral objects becoming military targets then those who gave such an orders couldn't be considered as normal human beings.

    the interiors of the church

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    The Church of St. Filip and Jakov

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    On this photo you can see the interiors of the church and the monastery before the demolishing in 1991. Vukovar used to be very rich diocese and the locals usually like to show it by the look of their churches. The interiors of the Church of St. Filip and Jakov was richly adorned, as it could be seen from the photo.

    the picture of onteriors before demolishings

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    The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    The bell tower was completely demolished during the seage of the town, being one of the most favour targets for the Serbian artillery. When I saw this bells in the monastery yard it remainds me on Hemingway's book....., sad example of human stupidity never ending.

    the bells pulled down

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    The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    The front side of the church, dedicated to saints Philipe and Jacob is reconstructed aswell as a part of the monastery walls. The idea is to reconstruct the whole complex as it was before the demolishing in 1991. The interiors is still in the ruins a it takes alot of works to bring it in the previous conditions.

    crkva sv. Filipa i Jakova

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    The true symbol of Vukovar

    by Vanity666 Written Apr 2, 2010

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    If you have ever watched any video about the Vukovar, you surely saw this building. The water tower of Vukovar is truly a symbol of destruction, of terrible times this city went through. It is not in function anymore, but stands as the reminder of the past times....

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    Memorial hospital

    by Vanity666 Written Mar 15, 2010

    Hospital was heavily bombed during the war, and some parts of it are preserved in that state to witness the horrors of war.

    Also, there are dolls in the basement that represent the sick and wounded, the babies born during the occupation of the city.

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    A walk through Vukovar

    by hillary.holman Written Jan 29, 2007

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    We took a tour around the town, led by my friend who grew up in Vukovar and lived there through most of the war. I think it is a good idea to try to see things from both the perspective of the Croats and the Serbs who live in Vukovar - because as said by others, Vukovar was and still is a multi-ethnic town. And people of both nationalities lost loved ones, homes, and security. I also think that when war happens, regardless of location, it is the regular people who suffer. They don't necessarily have a choice about what happens to them.

    No more jobs at the bombed out Borovo factory Notice the Croatian and Serbian flags 15 years later, sentiments are still high memorial at Ovcara restoring a Serbian elementary school
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    The Danube

    by dabuwan Updated Feb 4, 2003

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    If you want a short retreat from the sadness of Vukovar devastation, you can have a pleasant stroll along the river Danube; the area is very well kept, in deep contrast with the rest of the town.
    On the opposite shore there is Serbia; of course there is no way to cross the border.

    Me and the river Danube

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    Go to Vukovar.If you see that...

    by ostia Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go to Vukovar.If you see that you will never want war!Real catastrophy.Huge holes on the walls. Gardens inside the houses because people haven't entered into those houses for 10 years!
    Try the cevapi (roasted south-slavian speciality) at the market or at Danube! The best cevapi I have ever eaten in my life!

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    See the Phoenix

    by JessieLang Written Oct 18, 2010

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    There is a monument entitled ‘Phoenix’ on the Danube riverbank. It symbolizes that the town was destroyed but is coming back.

    Phoenix
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    Vukovar graveyard

    by Vanity666 Written Apr 2, 2010

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    Graveyard consists of old part, and new part with big memorial monument-cross, and thousands of white crosses for all killed during the war....

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    Memorial cross

    by Vanity666 Written Apr 2, 2010

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    The cross is built on the place where Vuka flows in Dunav. It is also the place with the smallest distance between Croatia and Serbia.

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    Military museum

    by Vanity666 Written Apr 2, 2010

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    Army complex with vehicles, weapons, mines, documents and many different things that witness the horrors this city went through.

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