Manastir Ljubostinja se nalazi u blizini Trstenika i 9 km severoistočno od Vrnjačke Banje. Smeten je u dolini male planinske reke (Ljubostinjska reka). To je zadubina kneginje Milice
Posvećen je Uspenju presvete Bogorodice. Manastir je građen od 1388. do 1405. godine. U Ljubostinji su sahranjene kneginja Milica, ene kneza Lazara i monahinja Jefimija, koje su se posle Kosovske bitke ovde zamonaile sa brojnim udovicama srpskih vlastelina izginulih u bojevima na Marici i Kosovu polju. Danas je Ljubostinja enski manastir koji čuva i odrava oko pedeset monahinja. Za vreme Kočine bune iz manastira ljubostinje je narod pozvan na ustanak. Posle propasti bune Turci su zapalili manastir da bi se osvetili Srbima. Tada je većina fresaka unitena. Takođe kada je manastir zapaljen otkrivena je tajna riznica koja je bila sakrivena u manastirskom zidu iza ikone u kojoj je kneginja Milica sakrila svoje blago. Među opljačkanim blagom nalazila se i kruna kneza Lazara koja se danas nalazi u Istanbulu. Manastir slavi 19. avgust, Preobraenje.
Arhitektura i slikarstvo
Manastir Ljubostinja je trikonhalne osnove razvijenog tipa sa kupolom i pripratom. Zidan je pritesanim kamenom, dok su fasade premalterisane i islikane tako da imitiraju zidanje kamenom i opekom. Manastir je građen u Moravskom stilu. Graditelj je protomajstor Rade Borović, čije se ime nalazi na pragu prolaza iz priprate u naos. ivopis je samo delimično sačuvan, rađen je u dva navrata. U priprati se nalaze portreti kneza Lazara i kneginje Milice koje je načinio jeromonah Makarije. Od slikarskih dela sačuvana su jo: "Veliki praznici", "Stradanja", "Čuda"... U crkvi se nalazi i veoma vredan ikonostas koji je 1822. godine oslikao Nikola Marković.Ljubostinja je proglaena spomenikom kulture od izuzetnog značaja 1979, i ona je zatićena od strane Republike Srbije.
Ljubostinja is a Serbian Orthodox monastery near Trstenik,and 9 km northeast of the Vrnjačka Banja. Serbia. Located in the small mountain valley of the Ljubostinja river. Monastery is dedicated to the Holy Virgin. The monastery was built from the 1388 to 1405. In Ljubostinja were buried Princess Milica, Lazar Hrebeljanović's wife and Nun Jefimija, which after the Battle of Kosovo here became a nun along with a number of other widows of Serbian noblemans who lost their life's in the battles on the river Maritsa and Kosovo Polje. Today Ljubostinja is female monastery which preserves and maintains about fifty nuns. During the rebellion of Kočine, the people were invited on rebellion from the Ljubostinje monastery. After the collapse of rebellion Turks burned the monastery to revenge the Serbs, and most of the frescoes were destroyed. Also, when the monastery was set on fire a secret treasure was discovered that was hidden in the monastery wall behind icons in which the Princess Milica hid their treasure. Among the stolen treasure was located Crown of Prince Lazar, which is now located in Istanbul.
Monastery Ljubostinja have one dome and narthex. It was built with trimmed stones, while the facade are re-plastered and painted to imitate masonry of stone and bricks. The monastery was built in the Morava Style. The builder is master Rade Borović, whose name is on the threshold of the passage from the narthex to nave. Paintings is only partially preserved, and it was built on two occasions. In the narthex are portraits of Prince Lazar and Princess Milica made by Hieromonk Makarije. From the painting works are still preserved: "Great Holidays," "Passion," "Miracles" ... The church also have very valuable iconostasis, which was painted by Nikola Marković in 1822.
Ljubostinja was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.
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Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-28 8:29
Very intersting composition with the Monastery Ljubostinja..the choice of the POV is very good, also i really like how you framed the scene with the tree in FG, it creats depth! colors, light and clarity are splendid..very well done
besnard (53786) 2012-03-28 9:09
Une belle lumière pour mettre en valeur ce monastère à l'architecture particulière et intéressante.
Bonne fin de journée.
ikeharel (58921) 2012-03-28 9:26
A typical Balkan orthodox church, Sasha, as I usualy saw in your photos and Pvle's.
POV taken show on profile, to show the fine outlines and architecture's elements.
Nice taken shot,
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-03-28 9:29
molto bella l'architettura del Monastero di Ljubostinja, la facciata è riccamente decorata, e grazie alla qualità dell'immagine se ne può apprezzare ogni minimo dettaglio. Molto efficace l'inserimento della vegetazione e del cielo azzurro. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio
pajaran (53000) 2012-03-28 9:40
Vrlo interesntan i dobar tekst o manastiru ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i prikaz, moje cestitke.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu manastiru.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-28 10:10
Ola Sasha ,
Bonito este mosteiro de fundo dentro destes muros , tem uns bons detalhes de arquitetura , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
agulberk (3794) 2012-03-28 10:25
Hello dear Sasha
Very nice architectural monastery which has beautiful pattern, ornamentation, embroidery and stone craftsmanship among green trees under clearly blue sky.
Good composition and excellent presentation with perfect perspective to look at buiding in details and good light management to get sharpness ,clarity and natural saturated colors.
Have a good night
La_Tulipe (2798) 2012-03-28 11:16
Dans son bel écrin de verdure, ce monastrès serbien est presque fier de nous faire découvrir son architecture dans des tons très clairs et sur fond de ciel bleu
mauro61 (52623) 2012-03-28 11:34
bella inquadratura con la vista del laterale del monastero.
Buono l'inserimento del muro che crea profondità.
Colori naturali dalla buona resa.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-28 11:34
Balanced composition. The description of the architecture is interesting. Contrast and quality are good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jemaflor (86086) 2012-03-28 11:37
Interesting architecture, good pov and light, the composition with tree and sky is a good complement for the presentation, tfs.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-03-28 11:57
Good framing with beautiful architecture monastery together with interesting note. Great result!
sabermonajati (9589) 2012-03-28 23:04
interesting and nice architecture you captured.
danos (87923) 2012-03-28 23:15
Good morning Sasa,
great the view as the presentation of Ljubostinja's Monastery with the clarity and the sharpness to are captured superb.I like te brilliant light and colour management as the contrast of the colours.
Have a great day,Danos
Graal (98295) 2012-03-29 0:29
monatery is very nice. Good shot and presentation here. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
jhm (140629) 2012-03-29 3:50
Lovely view the presentation of Ljubostinja's Monastery with the clarity and the sharpness to are captured.
This is a wonderful presentation
Excellent composition, good light management.
Nice photo work, TFS.
siamesa (27747) 2012-03-29 14:22
Boa noite Sasha
This monastery has a very beautiful architecture. Superb capture and an excellent point of view. Congratulations.
aliabazari (15949) 2012-03-29 18:26
Sorry I'm late response.
Beautiful view of traditional architecture and valuable. Very well.
lousat (78445) 2012-03-30 2:20
Hi Sasha,the architechtures of orthodox monasteries are always fascinating me.And this is really beautiful.Perfect choice of point of view and very impressives details and colors,i like the tree on the right as a natural border.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-30 4:16
Hi my friend
A good environment with interesting view and high color
jmdias (56625) 2012-03-30 7:11
beautiful the shapes and details of this precious monastery. I liked the light and sharpness here, this framing is perfect, mixing the architecture and the greens around. nice job. TFS.I guess you did a PP with the sky, some small damages are seen in the leaves, nothing so visible.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-03-30 22:11
Леп манастир саграђен у класичној архитектури. Дивно компоновао слику лепе боје.
bukitgolfb301 (36488) 2012-03-31 14:13
Hello my dear Sasah
Sorry for my usual late reaction, as so busy weekday.
This is another wonderful shot.
Great well considered stable framework and combination.
Sharp and clear color contast presentation is marvelous. Thanks for your sharinig with best shot and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo, where "SAKURA" should open flower, but not yet this year.
chris04stop (6795) 2012-03-31 15:01
SO beautiful and important this monastery, Sasha! A wonderful place! And you did a wonderful image. Bravo! I like very much the precious architecture and the sky, so blue and perfect!
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-03-31 16:19
beautiful composition of this monastery acrhitecture and its beauty. Fabulous colors, sharpness, clarity, an excellent POV. I like it.
All the best and have a nice WE,
sacavem (18614) 2012-04-02 8:05
Um monumento ortodoxo ao que parece bem preservado.As cores estão algo saturadas, principalmente na cobertura da igreja.
TFS a cultura religiosa do seu país.
Didi (57492) 2012-04-02 9:25
Interesting point of view on the church and nice colours
I note a little bit oversharp but no matter :)
Fis2 (86801) 2012-04-03 0:36
A very curious church.
Good POV and composition.
I like colors.
Cricri (108059) 2012-04-03 22:56
Bonne lumière sur l'architecture et les détails bien rendu du monastère bien cadrer entre le vert et le bleu, intéressante note et réalisation
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-04-04 18:18
This is a wonderful architecture captured on a fine day and spotless blue sky. I like the details of the facade fenced with green foliage.
Thanks and kind regards.
ruisc_pt (10890) 2012-04-06 15:05
Very clean sky witha good subject in fg
adramad (38874) 2012-04-09 10:33
After a few days away, on vacation in my hometown in the mountains, I'm new in these pages.
A wonderful composition of this magnificent monastery. Good POV distancing themselves from the outside, to show the whole and its green surroundings.
Superb sharpness with nice colors, nice bright day. Well done.
Have a nice day.
shevchenko (19519) 2012-04-12 1:19
What a magnificent monastery, even the outernal protection wall is unable to hide it up, lovely old architecture that built by stones, tidy shot, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.
batalay (35791) 2012-04-16 6:49
The Byzantine edifice is presented in all its glory. It's an impressive architectural creation, set against a pristine blue sky.
Kielia (23777) 2012-04-17 2:57
excellently composed impression of this beautiful monastery with the remarkable architecture; your POV works very well and your nice note made me curious to learn more about this place. My compliments!
fotka (3625) 2012-04-17 4:42
The Monastery Ljubostinja has very interesting orthodox architecture. The composition has good diagonal composition, clarity, colors and interesting note.
gunbud (34066) 2012-04-20 17:45
Splendid architecture that stands out brilliantly against the vivid blue sky which in turn contrast beautifully with the lush green trees.
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-04-28 8:06
I´m sorry for so late discovery of your beautiful image,but I´ve been overworked for the last time.
This is really excellent example of the beauty of Serbian architecture and especially Morava style,which you mentioned in your note.I´ve just read about this style and its founders:Lazar Hrebeljanović,Stefan Lazarević and Đurađ Branković.Very interesting for someone who is interested in architecture.
Apart from the beauty of this Monastery,I have to mention excellent POV you´ve chosen and framing.The picture has also superb,bright colors and outstanding clarity.
Wish You a pleasant weekend
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-03 7:40
this is an interesting building, I like the monastery and the composition with the tree on the right, it's a good presentation,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-15 1:04
Great capture of this monastery with superb architectural details.Splendid lightning and POV.Well done
eldancer1 (29027) 2012-05-15 15:25
Wow! This monastery looks very good for that old! Nicely captured with good lighting. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-05-18 9:06
Very beautiful and lovely record of beautiful architecture. Good lighting and composition.
Silvio1953 (124653) 2012-05-22 1:50
Ciao Sasha, great POV on fantastic architecture, great contrast against beautiful blue sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
wolf38 (31282) 2012-05-25 22:41
Hello Sasha. A monastery with walls and trees. I see the typical orthodox design. I love the beautiful blue sky, because it gives light to the scene. Very nice. Rgds, Wolfgang.
asajernigan (21330) 2012-06-07 12:46
Your composition is nice using the foreground wall to create a border for the scene. The tree on the right gives the photo a sense of direction and balance. The lighting is great yielding nice color!
Angshu (56062) 2012-07-04 21:27
Nice picture of the Orthodox monastery, with the typical Balkan design shown well. Like the framing achieved with the foliage & also the boundary wall
pierrefonds (57973) 2012-07-12 4:46
The trees are framing well the monastery. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the monastery. The early evening light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
mkamionka (30903) 2012-07-16 23:33
beautiful piece of architecture. I am glad to see it. It seems to have some Byzantine elements yet it appears completely unique in style to me, may be just because I am a layman. Very attractive, very well presented,
lpi (4857) 2012-07-17 7:44
Une jolie composition avec une très belle architecture.
J'aime ces monastère, j'en ai visité beaucoup en Bulgarie!
Hansaphotos (6915) 2012-07-18 14:01
A very well framed scene of this beautiful monastery. Very good details on the ancient building. Great work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
snunney (85659) 2012-09-22 0:01
A fine capture of this impressive monastery church. I like how you have framed the shot using the wall and the trees. Te detail and colours are very well rendered under a good light. Have a pleasant weekend.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-09-25 5:58
I like your Point Of View a lot. So, the whole monastery is in the frame. The textures are also another ingredient for the beauty of your photo.
Have a nice day,
fds (8512) 2012-10-11 10:57
a another very beautiful picture with great ortodossian monastery
great colors and scharpnees
abmdsudi (44308) 2012-11-02 6:34
Awesome richness of colours, clarity and stunning contrast make the shot, a marvellous looking monastery so well detailed that looks like a painting to me. A great shot shaded by wonderful polarized blue sky. Fine work, Congrats.
fabbs99 (16739) 2012-11-03 0:52
Very nice shot of the monastery .Full of colors and sharpness.Very well done.
ourania (32825) 2012-11-04 9:48
the architectural style of this church is very interesting and impressive. The interior must be fascinating as well. I like your composition that includes the lawn outside and the high fence. The trees bring in lovely contrasting colours and textures and enrich the composition. The intense textures of all the elements that compose this view come to an interesting contrast with the smooth blue sky. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
josepmarin (57831) 2012-11-05 12:08
I like the magnificent architecture of this Serbian orthodox Monastery, which we can admire in your good composition.
The framing is very effective, you have combined skillfully the architecture and the vegetation, with a great chromatic contrast between its green tones and the blue of the sky.
It is a beautiful work, impeccably executed.
PS: yes, the D7000 works very well, I'm totally satisfied.
Robert1969 (7120) 2012-11-21 11:45
A picture with nice warm and bright colors.
Composition and light management are as
alway good and the picture has nice layers
and that creates a nice depth.
kato (11630) 2013-07-13 2:26
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant monastery in medieval times suroounded rich nature with a good design. Especially, it's impressive in the design minced by the wall. It seems to bear the rough sea of histories, such as the past battle. The whole is harmonized and balanced well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination of monastery, greenery and blue sky.
DarkoS (2) 2014-11-26 1:10
Lepo viđenje ovog divnog manastira.
Obiao sam ga.
hifimusicday (271) 2014-12-19 21:09
Very unique and lovely cathedral (on the outside And inside I am sure!)Nice surroundings with the trees. Nice perspective and composition.
Matyas (3020) 2015-01-20 0:31
Hello Sasha! Amaizng monastery, amazing architecture. Wonderful POV and composition. Nice light and colours. Good contrast and sharp. Very good capture and nice frame. Original work. Fine effect. Interesting note. Well done!
Miguel82 (24727) 2015-03-02 10:15
Splendid ancient orthodox monastery Sasha
good view taken during the blue hour
papagolf21 (86988) 2015-03-15 0:35
Bonjour, cher Sasha,
Très belle présentation de ce monastère bénéficiant d'une superbe architecture.
Très bon cadrage également.
Un grand merci également pour la note.
PiotrF (10082) 2015-03-16 15:42
Interesting picture with beautiful architecture monastery, interesting notes.A amazing composition, beautiful picture , with exquisite light and natural colours.Nice shot.
- Copyright: Sasha Dimitrijevic (kordinator) (19162)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2011-07-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX NIKKOR ED VR 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6
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- Date Submitted: 2012-03-28 8:08