Postcard #1 & #2
This is the Hotel Neretva from a postcard posted in 1910. You can see the river just in front of the hotel. At the time the hotel was called the Narenta. Today, although much of Mostar's historic centre, including the Old Bridge has been rebuilt, the Naretva remains in ruins.
In the past, Mostar, the capital of Hercegovina, was very mixed. This picture is from the 1930s. Note the shoes! In the wake of the Bosnian war Croats live on the west side of the city, Bosniaks (Muslims) on the east and few Serbs have returned to live in the town itself.