Monday, July 24, 2017

Old Country House Mogorjelo [Through My Lens Nr. 104]

Mogorjelo is the site of an old country house (Villa Rustica) that was built during Roman times in the southern regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the city of Čapljina. An Italic settler had a private manor complex built for agricultural purposes on the Mogorjelo site in the mid first century CE. In the early fourth century, a state-owned estate was constructed over the ruins, with a villa which now forms the major feature of the complex. The country house provided food to the town of Narone, whose ruins nowadays lie close to the city of Metković.

It was eventually state owned and is one of the more prominent landmarks of Herzegovina. Entrance to the grounds are free of charge, and there is a parking for cars next to it also free of charge. I happened to me driving by after sunset, so I creeped in to take a few shots while the afterglow of the sun was still lingering in the air.







The surrounding forest gave off a cold and spooky vibe as I took some last photos. Usually there are a lot of people here during the day, mostly from or on their way to the Kravica waterfalls nearby, but not so much at dusk. There is a restaurant right next to the Mogorjelo site, which was still open. So I guess you can always stop there and have a meal after exploring the sights.


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32 comments:

  1. the ruin area is well kept. I like that :)

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  2. Wundervoll...solche "Entdeckungen" liebe ich. Tolle Motive, superschöne Stimmung und du hast es mit deinen tollen Aufnahmen auch so "eingefangen". Danke dass du es mit uns teilst.

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  3. Beautiful, interesting photos!

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  4. Dear Mersad,
    history is one of my favorite interests, especially when I have the opportunity to see it my self.
    Very nice pictures, thank you for showing.

    Many greetings
    Wolfgang

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  5. Amazing place. Awesome pics.

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  6. Ich liebe solche alten Ruinen. Da stehen noch eine menge Mauern. Besonders der Himmel im 2. Bild macht eine wundervolle Stimmung.
    liebe grüße
    gusta

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  7. Amazing photographs! really looks very cool thanks for sharing these photographs.
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  8. Wunderschöne abendliche Stimmungen!
    Liebe Grüße

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  9. Such a fascinating places. Could you feel the presence of those who once lived there?

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  10. Incredible, we don't have anything like that in the states.

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  11. Villa Rustica looks like a very interesting historical place to visit, Mersad. Its construction has passed the test of time.

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  12. so beautiful, I love all things stone and this is really a lot of stone.. I like the setting sun shining on the stone and I am thinking night time there would be really creepy

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  13. Very interesting place... full of history. Great pictures....

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  14. Thanks for sharing this place!

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  15. A great place to learn some history while enjoying beautiful scenery at the same time. Based on your pictures, I think you picked the perfect time of day to be there! Every photo is perfect ... from the beautiful afterglow to the slightly spooky last one (which would signify 'time to go home' to me) ...

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  16. Love the old and stone by the paths!

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  17. How interesting that these old ruins are still standing! Fascinating bit of history.

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  18. Hi! I feel weight of the history from your photos.

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  19. Camera in hand, I could spend hours walking around this place. I just love all the old stone work. Beautiful shots, as always.

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  20. So historic and beautiful. Loved it.

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  21. You were certainly there at the right time of day. The lighting is perfectly suited to your beautiful images.

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  22. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week. What beautiful and lovely pictures.

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  23. I love old places like this - such history! Unfortunately we have nothing like this in Australia. Thank you for taking us there. It would have felt a bit spooky with no one about other than ghosts of times past! Happy travels and thank you again for the link up.

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  24. This is an exciting trip inspired for the beautiful photography shoots. The lighting is perfectly suited to your beautiful images.

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  25. THat is so amazingly beautiful!~

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  26. Mersad, I love that time of day. Nice photos with lovely stone architecture. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Sylvia D.

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  27. These are lovely. I'd love to be there.

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  28. What an amazing place to visit. it have so much beauty and stunning photos you shared of that beautiful place.

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  29. I love those old stone walls.

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  30. I love these photographs, really they are very amazing and awe-inspiring. Thanks for sharing them.
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  31. Gorgeous pictures. Wonderful light.

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