City of Greenery

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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City of greenery Feb 11, 2017
Favorite thing: Banja Luka was located in beautiful valley of the river of Vrbas and it is surrounded by many hills and mountain. Even new modernization of City didn't "spoil" connection between City and nature.

Banja Luka is now known by a number of green spaces (several parks and their numerous alleys), which is reason why is known as "City of greenery". The most common city tree is wild chestnut, linden tree, plane trees, spruce and many types of ornamental wood.

But tidy avenues are little more than a century character of Banja Luka. With Austrian-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Banja Luka changed his look. With idea and great energy by FM St. Freiherr von Joelsen, division commandant in the early eighties (1880) start to grow first official avenue of Banja Luka. By his order on both sides of the wide road with wide and deep ditches and wild fruit trees, planted seedlings, mostly lime from nearby Kozara mountain. At first, the new seedlings had to keep soldiers, since some dissenters, the removal of fruit trees, broken up seedlings.

This was on road on the part of the building of the Archives of Bosnian Krajina, to tank Military Academy "Petar Drapšin". This first line tree avenue (Alley of duke Živojin Mišić - Serbian general and national hero from WWI or Alley of Yugoslavian Army - JNA) is inspire others and city change his appearance. Even today is present alley trough main street (former "Imperial road").

Fondest memory: I like exploring Banja Luka by foot and alleys are my favorite walking route.
Alley near University center
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odiseya odiseya
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Greenery around Kastel fortress Feb 11, 2017
Favorite thing: During reconstruction of Kastel and area around fortress was finally arranged. Even open green space in front one of entrance to fortress is now more or less nice park opposite part of area was neglected very long time.

Now is open path around whole fortress. One part of new open space is venue of many festivals and most famous is Fresh Wave festival.

Fondest memory: Green area within fortress is tidy but they left some nice greenery and on walls and it is very beautif
Greenery on Kastel fortress
Greenery around Kastel fortress
Greenery around Kastel fortress
Greenery around Kastel fortress
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