Monday, November 28, 2005
Bruce Lee honored in Bosnia
What does Bruce Lee have to do with Bosnia? Did the Croats and muslims fight epic battles with Kung Fu?
A youth group in Mostar has erected a bronze statue of the Kung Fu master to promote ethnic understanding.
The city of Mostar was ravaged with war between Croats and muslims in the early 1990's. I visited the city a few years ago and took this picture of a man living amid rubble left from the war. It is a strange city full of contrasts: bullet holes in basketball goal backboards, children running into a school between bombed out buildings, and life where death was intended.
A shiny bronze statue of Bruce Lee will be a nice addition to things that leave visitors of Mostar scratching their heads.
Click here to read the article in USA today about the statue.