A monk and a support worker preparing frames for extraction of honey.
Dobrun monastery, also known under the name Kruševo, is located in the vivid mountainous area on the road from Belgrade to Užice, 12 km away from Višegrad in the valley of Rzav river. It is dedicated to the Holly Mary and was erected by župan Pribil and his sons Stefan and Petar in 1343. In 1383. as a monk Jovan builds a very rich annex painted with marvelous frescoes. Already in 1393 when Turks got through in Bosnia for the first time, the monastery was ruined. It was reconstructed by despot Stefan Lazarević and princess Milica. On the crossing of the 18 and 19 century the monastery got abandoned.
There are no reliable data regarding the establishment and the history of the monastery. It is known that it was the center of Metropolitan for a while. In its history the monastery was destroyed and reconstructed many times. The worst destruction took place during the Second World War, when Germans used it as a weapons warehouse, and set it to explode during their withdrawal in 1945. The monastery was reconstructed in 1946.
The monastery was painted with many frescoes. The most known frescoes preserved until present day are those of Tsar Dušan with his wife Jelena and son Uroš, as well as the fresco of the monastery founder zupan Pribil along with his sons and son in law Stan. In the rocks above the monastery there is a cave whose entrance area was closed with stone blocks. The monks lived there and would descend down to the monastery only during the big religious holidays. The monastery is still active these days. Within the complex of monastery there is a Museum of the First Serbian Upraise, The paintings gallery and a Museum of Dabro Bosnian Diocese of the Metropolitan.
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fritzi007 (7638) 2014-08-10 14:31
Beautiful photo and very good quality, good comment, congratulations!
Wish you a nice day
daddo (25150) 2014-08-10 17:11
Zdravo Aleksandar. Za mene vrlo interesantna slika jer moj otac i ja drzimo pcele i vadimo med. Sto me zanima je protekcija za lice. Nasa nema "vizor", taj plasticni stit, tako da prezadnji put ubola me pcela ravno na vrh nosa kroz finu, cvrstu mrizu kad sam sa sagnuo da izgulim divlju travu okolo kutije. Kao kamakazi- ravno na punat kontakta. Natekao mi i nos i usna i tesko mi je bilo dihati kroz nos. Pametniji je taj design iz Srbije.Poslim sto sam pisao gdje sy cele nestale, drago mi je viditi ovu sliku. Pozdrav. Klaudijo.
jhm (142067) 2014-08-11 3:42
A pity but in Belgium is a illness to the bees, the bees are in Belgium and South Of the Netherlands but 50% of three year ago.
Lovely view on these beekeepers
Colours and sharpness are very nice to see
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Nicou (126448) 2014-08-11 5:35
Merveilleuse image de cet apiculteur en plein travail qui va voir son miel dans la riche quel équipement et vue superbe.
Bravo et amitié
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-11 9:15
What a nice subject you have chosen. Interesting article and I learn something from it. Well composition and good time recording the activities of the monk and his helper. Color and light are well maintained.
WELL DOCUMENTED IMAGE.
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (3860)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Sony HX200v
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 8:42