From the Media - Part 28

posted by mh on 2006/01/26 13:02

[ From the Media ]

The Viennese newspaper Der Standard recently ran a travel article on Sarajevo. After a stroll through the old town "Bacarija" [sic], and reference to a Gazi Husrev-beg from the 14th (not 16th) century, the author also informs us that the Holiday Inn is now turned into Southeast Europe's biggest congress and hotel complex by an Austrian business group, with room prices starting at about 100 EU. More interestingly, we also learn that the Italian star-architect Renzo Piano is still looking for a site for his Museum of Contemporary Arts.

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01 by anonymous at 2006/01/27 19:21 Bitte registrieren und/oder loggen Sie ein, um zu antworten
The Viennese newspaper Der Standard recently ran a travel article on Sarajevo. After a stroll through the old town "Bacarija" [sic], and reference to a Gazi Husrev-beg from the 14th (not 16th) century, the author also informs us that the Holiday Inn is now turned into Southeast Europe's biggest congress and hotel complex by an Austrian business group, with room prices starting at about 100 EU. More interestingly, we also learn that the Italian star-architect Renzo Piano is still looking for a site for his Museum of Contemporary Arts.
As a native Sarajevan I have to admit that the article was a bit disappointing. There should be someone else in Austria, especially at "Der Standard", who could write an article on Sarajevo with a lot more originality and at least a slight background knowledge of history. To put Gazi Husrev-beg (this man was actually a Sarajevan counterpart to Rudolf IV. in Vienna - the Great Founder) back to the 14th century - that's really inexcusable...
02 by anonymous at 2006/01/27 23:10 Bitte registrieren und/oder loggen Sie ein, um zu antworten
The Viennese newspaper Der Standard recently ran a travel article on Sarajevo. After a stroll through the old town "Bacarija" [sic], and reference to a Gazi Husrev-beg from the 14th (not 16th) century, the author also informs us that the Holiday Inn is now turned into Southeast Europe's biggest congress and hotel complex by an Austrian business group, with room prices starting at about 100 EU. More interestingly, we also learn that the Italian star-architect Renzo Piano is still looking for a site for his Museum of Contemporary Arts.
wow, my first reply :) of course i fully agree.
particularly about Istanbul, which the international media now seems to rediscover anew, there has recently been an abundance of quite unoriginal articles based on the "a weekend in XYZ" kind of journalistic research.

as for "the great founder": we should also not forget Isa-beg Isakovic, the actual founder of Sarajevo, while Gazi Husrev-beg certainly introduced a "golden age" to the city.

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