Tuesday, 24 March 2009 08:17
If you are in Sarajevo start your day at Sebilj (from Arabic depicting a kiosk-like public fountain) or as visitors frequently call it “the pigeon square". Sebilj is a wooden fountain built in the centre of Baščaršija square in the 1891 according to the architectural project of Czech architect Alexander Wittek. It is one of the symbols of Sarajevo. There is an interesting legend behind the Sebilj fountain in Sarajevo. It is said that once you drink its waters, you can never leave Sarajevo for too long. Sebilj comes from Arabic word "Sebil" which means "road." Built in a pseudo-Moorish style, Sebilj along with Vijećnica (the City Hall) represents one of the city’s most recognizable symbols.
There used to be another sebilj built in 1754 by Mehmed-pasha Kukavica, but it was burned down in 1852. [Wikipedia]
Julius Perdana [a.k.a Julescrafter] is a self-taught graphic designer and 3D modeler of architectural animation. Despite a background in architecture, he began his career as a graphic designer for a printing company in 2001. Having co-founded two small graphic design companies he now fully works as a papercraft artist and an online publisher. Paper modeling is his hobby since he was a kid back in 1992.