Our way back from Vlašić to Sarajevo leads us through historic and charming town Travnik, a birth place of novelist Ivo Andrić who was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
When ever my husband and I pass by Travnik we always drop in the place called “Šumeća” named after a creek “Šumeće”, which name is associated with murmur of water. The other name for this place and not any less known, is “Plave vode” (Blue Waters) but I don’t know why because the water is more white than blue; it is sparkling because of its small rapids.
There is a small restaurant in this place called “Lutvina kahva” (Lutvo’s coffee) where we use to eat “ćevapčići” (small grilled meatballs) and then to enjoy in a coffee while listening to the gurgle of water. This small restaurant was visited by Rudolf Habsburg in June 1887 on his way around Bosnia. On that occasion he left a goldfinch for exceptionally delicious coffee. It is said that the owner kept the goldfinch years later in a special showcase along with a little coffee pot and a coffee cup from which a magnificent prince drank. The original owner and builder long, long time ago was a man named Lutvo. He surely didn’t have a clue that his cafe would survive till today. This place is really refreshing in hot summer days but it also has its charm in the winter.These photos show how I saw this place at dusk on the foggy January.