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User description of the folks carry Tito nearer to their bodies, like an aged man who has Tito’s portrait pinned on a button to his coat. Two elderly men are leaning in opposition to the wall on the entrance to Šehitluci, distributing little Tito card calendars. On the front of the cardboard is a Tito portrait and on the back a calendar of 2008 with a logo of Forum Mladih SDP BiH . When on our tours we lastly arrived at the Stari most , Armen revealed a fantastic repertoire of tales about it together with legends about its development and its meaning for Mostar. He made it clear that he was nonetheless upset about its destruction.Armen has spent his entire life in Mostar, with only a short interruption through the Nineties struggle when he first fled to Croatia for a number of months after which to Turkey where he stayed till 1996. He remains to be grateful to Turkey for internet hosting him through the time of war. Armen originally studied German and his German continues to be glorious even if some words sound antiquated. It should be mentioned that Armen isn't any exception amongst his era, one that still feels a strong bond to the previous Austrian-Hungarian monarchy. I encountered a man in Sarajevo who illustrates this connection very nicely.When the Italian fascists planned to blast it the Partisans prevented the demolition by cutting the fuse just in time. To his nice sorrow, the Croats managed to destroy the bridge in November 1993.He was a baby during the finish of the Habsburg occupation and was sent to Austria by his father every summer to improve his German. When sharing his recollections with me, we shared a Viennese Sachertorte and drank espresso in a café in Sarajevo’s Old Town referred to as Wiener Café. It was touching for me, as an Austrian, to see these old bonds between Austria and BiH still sustained on this old man who spoke old school Austrian German and included the so-called Viennese-School in the way he carried out himself.This was a standard sentiment among many others of his generation who remembered the Old Bridge as a gathering level for young people, the place often memories of first romances are tied to the well-known bridge. As we've seen within the case of Danica, for Croats of this generation the bridge is more likely to possess an identical importance because it does for Bosniaks. As such, it is clear that Croats of this technology have not taken on the dominant Croat discourse that distances itself strongly from the Ottoman previous.The importance of the Old Bridge amongst members of this generation, regardless of their nationwide background, suggests that the emotional bond that connects Armen with the Stari most cannot be reduced simply to his Bosniak id (Fig. Armen is an skilled metropolis information and several other times I had the pleasure of strolling around Mostar with him. It was fascinating to see how he revived the history of the buildings and locations we visited. It should be said, though, that his tour all the time only coated East Mostar. He did not make this a problem, as if it was self-evident why we did not cross over to West Mostar.