migration from the Lukomir village

Last three winter Lukomir villagers leave their homes because the life under the snow became dangerous in the highest Bosnian village. The village is located on the southern slopes of Bjelasnica at 1495 meters altitude, which makes it most populated place of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the only over 1300 m. Based on stecaks located in the village and dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, it is believed that the village was inhabited and hundreds of years ago. Villagers started the winter migration because of fear for their own lives and the life of their children. Road to the village will not be cleaned when the snow falls, the responsible authorities do not care about people in the village. Last three years the villagers are forced to leave the village with farm animals and go to the lower areas before winter.
Mountain Sheepdog Tornjak rests between stecaks at the entrance to the Lukomir village. The village is located on the southern slopes of Bjelasnica at 1495 meters altitude, which makes it most populated place of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the only over 1300 m. Based on stecaks located in the village and dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, it is believed that the village was inhabited and hundreds of years ago.

Mountain Sheepdog Tornjak rests between stecaks at the entrance to the Lukomir village. The village is located on the southern slopes of Bjelasnica at 1495 meters altitude, which makes it most populated place of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the only over 1300 m. Based on stecaks located in the village and dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, it is believed that the village was inhabited and hundreds of years ago.

85 years old Nura Comor standing at the entrance of her home. She overlooks the road expecting her brother. Winter is coming, the responsible authorities do not care about people in the village. They will unwillingly leave the village Lukomir. She would like to stay in the village during the winter if any person wants to stay, but last three years all villagers leave the village before winter.

85 years old Nura Comor standing at the entrance of her home. She overlooks the road expecting her brother. Winter is coming, the responsible authorities do not care about people in the village. They will unwillingly leave the village Lukomir. She would like to stay in the village during the winter if any person wants to stay, but last three years all villagers leave the village before winter.

Silhouette of man and the house during the last warm sunny days in the Lukomir village where the villagers are preparing to leave the village before winter.

Silhouette of man and the house during the last warm sunny days in the Lukomir village where the villagers are preparing to leave the village before winter.

77 years old Ismet Comor speaks why they leave the Lukomir village while his wife Hatidza gives a cup of coffee to youngest son who has come to help them to get ready for the trip.

77 years old Ismet Comor speaks why they leave the Lukomir village while his wife Hatidza gives a cup of coffee to youngest son who has come to help them to get ready for the trip.

Ismet Comor leads a cow through the Lukomir village, cow will be transported by truck to the lower areas where they will be during the winter

Ismet Comor leads a cow through the Lukomir village, cow will be transported by truck to the lower areas where they will be during the winter

Ismet Comor and his wife Hatidža with the help of his youngest son trying to place a cow in a trailer of truck, cow will be transported to the lower areas where they will be during the winter.

Ismet Comor and his wife Hatidža with the help of his youngest son trying to place a cow in a trailer of truck, cow will be transported to the lower areas where they will be during the winter.

Hatidza Comor carries a bag with groceries.

Hatidza Comor carries a bag with groceries.

Relatives of the 85 year old Nura Comor carry out the her stuff before they leave the village Lukomir.

Relatives of the 85 year old Nura Comor carry out the her stuff before they leave the village Lukomir.

Nura Comor leaves the Lukomir village with her brother and his wife, during the winter she will be with them. 

Nura Comor leaves the Lukomir village with her brother and his wife, during the winter she will be with them. 

Signpost along the road that leads to the Lukomir village, on signpost is written Vrdolje, Cuhovici and Lukomir. When the snow falls road to the village will not be cleaned, last three years the villagers are forced to leave the village with farm animals and go to the lower areas before winter.

Signpost along the road that leads to the Lukomir village, on signpost is written Vrdolje, Cuhovici and Lukomir. When the snow falls road to the village will not be cleaned, last three years the villagers are forced to leave the village with farm animals and go to the lower areas before winter.