THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
BY LANI TEDJOMULJONO
MOSTAR, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
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he Old Bridge, or Stari Most, built by the Ottoman architect and urban designer Mimar Sinan
in the early 16th century in the town of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, spans a deep val-
ley of the Neretva River. The town was developed as an Ottoman frontier town. During the
conflict in the 1990s, most of the historic town, including the Old Bridge, was destroyed. The
bridge has since been rebuilt through the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organiza-
tion, which has designated the area an UNESCOWorld Heritage site. The reconstructed Old Bridge
and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international co-operation, and the coexistence of
diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.
Lani Tedjomuljono, the spouse of retired FSO Gary Gray, served with her husband in Jakarta, Dili and Kuala
Lumpur. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia.