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Exploring Sarajevo’s Abandoned Olympic Park

To see more photos and videos of Sarajevo’s Olympic bobsled and luge track, explore the Olimpijski Bob Staza and Trebević location pages.

Stark against the dense forests of Trebević mountain stands a crumbling, brightly adorned concrete track built for the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The track, used for bobsledding and the luge competitions until 1991, primarily draws hikers and graffiti artists these days. It bears the marks not only from the passage of time, but also from the wars that plagued Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s.

1 week ago

Fausto is a tired wee Cirneco this evening.

Fausto is a tired wee Cirneco this evening.

1 month ago

Your dinner will be mine. Thus spake Fausto

Your dinner will be mine. Thus spake Fausto

2 months ago

No better way to keep warm on a cold night than canine hot water bottle

No better way to keep warm on a cold night than canine hot water bottle

2 months ago

Chapman Brothers’ Hell recreated in jellybabies

Chapman Brothers’ Hell recreated in jellybabies

3 months ago

newyorker:

Jennifer Szalai explains why she despises the term “guilty pleasure”: http://nyr.kr/1gWx5o5

“The guilty pleasure seems to me the distillation of all the worst qualities of the middlebrow—the condescension of the highbrow without the expenditure of effort, along with mass culture’s pleasure-seeking without the unequivocal enjoyment. If you want to listen to Rihanna while reading the latest from Dean Koontz, just go ahead and do it. Don’t try to suggest you know better.”

Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.

newyorker:

Jennifer Szalai explains why she despises the term “guilty pleasure”: http://nyr.kr/1gWx5o5

“The guilty pleasure seems to me the distillation of all the worst qualities of the middlebrow—the condescension of the highbrow without the expenditure of effort, along with mass culture’s pleasure-seeking without the unequivocal enjoyment. If you want to listen to Rihanna while reading the latest from Dean Koontz, just go ahead and do it. Don’t try to suggest you know better.”

Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.

(Source: newyorker.com)

4 months ago

Fausto is holding out for some BBQ rib.

Fausto is holding out for some BBQ rib.

4 months ago

Fausto has decided he’d like to hunt anything that moves. And eat grass.

Fausto has decided he’d like to hunt anything that moves. And eat grass.

4 months ago

Fausto exhausted from a day chasing squirrels, hedgehogs & digging in granny’s garden

Fausto exhausted from a day chasing squirrels, hedgehogs & digging in granny’s garden

6 months ago

Fausto doing his best Sphinx impression in hope I’ll give him some of my lunch

Fausto doing his best Sphinx impression in hope I’ll give him some of my lunch

6 months ago

Running around with lurchers & whippets has worn Fausto out. Result.

Running around with lurchers & whippets has worn Fausto out. Result.

7 months ago

Fausto likes picking blackberries from the brambles

7 months ago