Place I Like

araca1While we were crossing long and straight muddy road across the fields, we saw shapes of the ancient object that we were looking for. It was such a blessing moment, in the middle of nowhere, to spot a heard of deer jumping and running in the distance near the lonely building. It was so fantastic, that for a second it seemed as a dream: the low sunlight, animals and the remains of the monastery.

We wondered how it is possible for a whole settlement to disappear, who were the people and monks that once lived here, built here, had customs that we do not know noting of. The only witness of generations of people that formed a settlement called Araca are these bricks, formed in marvelous structure that is breathtaking, stunning and grievous in the same time.

But to be there and to feel the atmosphere and bread the clear air of times gone by and just about to grow plants in fields was freedom and pleasure that will remain in our memories.

photos Tamara Markovic, text Milica Tanasijevic

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motovun1.ivana.crnogoracNo, no, it is not Tuscany, though the resemblance is undeniable. It is Istria, an astonishing peninsula that found a place in my heart long time ago. This piece of land is so thrilling that months are needed to travel around it. I enjoy it with my family every year fully. It is peaceful yet exciting with magnificent heritage colours and nature that give me thrills and sometimes I don’t know which way to look firstly. Oh my, just have to explore it again and again!

Ivana Crnogorac

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sarena.dzamija.aleksandar.elenin“I look and I realize: life is a gift; it is squandering my nights and days,

Those that you will not spend alone will be broken into pieces anyhow”,

Tarafah ibn al Abd’s rhyme floats through my mind while I hide from summer sun in the shade of the Painted Mosque and enjoy beautiful decorated walls.

– Aleksandar Elenin


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Is it real, or is it a place from fairytales, where fairies and elves dance and share wisdom of life among the clear sky? What is the secret of these old olive groves? Will we ever know?

How old are these trees and how old are these terraces built in dry-wall technique? This place is reminds me of everything that is good, of wisdom, love, dignity, beauty, persistence and hard work.

– Tatjana Koprivica

 

vlatko.bulatovic.ljubanThe old gravestones at Ljuban, at the foot of the mountain Komovi are the silent witnesses of a life that once was led here – free shepherd’s life in the open grasslands. Very modest, but powerfully enchanted.

– Vlatko Bulatovic

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Araca – Tamara Markovic

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Araca – Tamara Markovic

While we were crossing long and straight muddy road across the fields, we saw shapes of the ancient object that we were looking for. It was such a blessing moment,...

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Motovun – Ivana Crnogorac

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Motovun – Ivana Crnogorac

  No, no, it is not Tuscany, though the resemblance is undeniable. It is Istria, an astonishing peninsula that found a place in my heart long time ago. This piece of...

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Old Olivs in Valdanos – Tatjana Koprivica

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Old Olivs in Valdanos – Tatjana Koprivica

Is it real, or is it a place from fairytales, where fairies and elves dance and share wisdom of life among the clear sky? What is the secret of these...

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