This first picture was taken in the 1920s or 30s. The building in the background was then Brcko's town hall. It was begun in 1890 and is a classic example of Austro-Hungarian "Moorish" style. Today it serves as the town's library and as you can see it is in poor shape. However it is scheduled for renovation very soon. The hotel next door, which dates from the same period, and which you can see the corner of in the first picture, has already been restored. Since 2000 Brcko has been an autonomous part of Bosnia, and not part of either of its two entities, the Republika Srpska and the Bosniak-Croat federation. The town is a port on the river Sava and its bridge is the busy border with Croatia.