Saturday, April 02, 2011

Sebilj Česma: Pigeon Square

Fountains are an important part of Sarajevo street life, and this fountain, in a square in the old Turkish part of town, is one of the most famous. Its official name is Sebilj Česma, but our family calls it Pigeon Square for all the pigeons that congregate there.

I have heard that the pigeons all left during the war. They're skittish, so it wouldn't surprise me they'd flee the mortars. But they've been back for generations now.

You can buy corn from people who sit there near the fountain selling it and feed the pigeons.

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