Saturday, 8 February 2014

Snapshots from an alienated revolutionary

As regular readers of this blog will know, if there's a riot going on - I'm usually not far away

While I do not feel qualified to participate in the Bosnian revolution (despite a local associate's rousing call to "occu-fucking-py!" as he drove us drunkenly through the winding roads of Republica Srpska at 80mph last night), I was certainly able to fulfil my duties as a wide-eyed westerner with a camera-phone as Sarajevo enjoyed its collective hangover today, and to reflect on a city reflecting on itself.

Ladies discussing the burned-out cars.
 Ladies discussing the burned-out cars.
A police man poses for a snapshot.
 A police man poses for a snapshot.
The same lady photographing the gutted Presidency building.
 The same lady photographing the gutted Presidency building.
Video interview for TV probably. Everybody is taking photos or videos today.
 Video interview for TV probably. Everybody is taking photos or videos today.
This man favours an iPad.
 This man favours an iPad.
I bet he's glad he rides a bike. In the background, more people take photos.
 I bet he's glad he rides a bike. In the background, more people take photos.
Lady photographing a fire engine.
 Lady photographing a fire engine.
The rioters' comment on state-owned cars and interiors.
 The rioters' comment on state-owned cars and interiors.
This man is taking a photo of a woman taking a photo. What a vulture!
 This man is taking a photo of a woman taking a photo. What a vulture!
Man.
 Man.
This was a popular spot for taking photos.
 This was a popular spot for taking photos.
Two eager photographers.
Two eager photographers.
An intrepid photographer holds back til iPhone Lady can get her shot.
An intrepid photographer holds back til iPhone Lady can get her shot.
A policeman returns from his lunch-break as a cyclist stops for a snap.
 A policeman returns from his lunch-break as a cyclist stops for a snap.
This dog was the only one brave enough to go down to the river. I saw him trying to eat some paperwork that had fallen out of the burned car.
 This dog was the only one brave enough to go down to the river. I saw him trying to eat some paperwork that had fallen out of the burned car.
The dog drew a crowd.
The dog drew a crowd.
Policeman trailing a ribbon.
 Policeman trailing a ribbon.
Moments later he was cordoning off an area.
 Moments later he was cordoning off an area.
This photographer is certain they'll publish his photo.
 This photographer is certain they'll publish his photo.
Getting a better angle.
 Getting a better angle.
Man taking a photo while his friend waits.
 Man taking a photo while his friend waits.
Hipster taking a photo.
 Hipster taking a photo.
The hipster makes way so this lady can get her photo.
 The hipster makes way so this lady can get her photo.
Low angle.
 Low angle.
This photographer has got himself in a tangle. Also, he is missing the obvious pun on the vending machine.
This photographer has got himself in a tangle. Also, he is missing the obvious pun on the vending machine.
One for the family album.
 One for the family album.
I wonder what he's thinking now!
I wonder what he's thinking now!

As I finished this post, news broke of a letter of demands published by the protesters.

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