Friday, October 24, 2014

The 16th Century Monastery [National Monument]

On our way back from Hutovo Blato, we came upon another National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it's this old monastery that I want to show you today.

Zitomislic Monastery is one of the most culturally Orthodox monasteries Herzegovina from 16th century. It is situated in a valley on the road from Mostar in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Croatian border.

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The monastery was built in 1566.


It's very quiet here, which I like. It was a bit windy that day, and the sounds that came from the surrounding trees were very soothing.


A last shot from underneath the trees, and we make our way back home.


What is the oldest object in your vicinity or region?

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34 comments:

  1. You pose an interesting question; I'll have to do some research before I can answer your question about the oldest structure here. Whatever it is, it won't come close in age to anything in your area. I love the monastery shots; the building with its clean simple lines looks so modern! The small structure must be the original 16th century building?

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    1. Yes the new looking building was added, but the church behind it is also from the 16th century (but has been restored).

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  2. It is a grand place. I'm by far the oldest object in my vicinity.

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  3. Dein vorletztes, großes Bild ist wunderschön. Das Gebäude gefällt mir, da es nicht kitschig, sondern einfach aus Naturstein ist, so was mag ich. Liebe Grüße

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  4. Wow. 1566 - I would love to be at a place like that but your images are amazing.

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  5. a very beautiful monastry. I always love old buildings, especially when they are situated in such a quiet and nice landscape.
    have a nice weekend Mersad. greetings, Hilde

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    1. I agree. Those are the best places for buildings like these.

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  6. how beautiful. definitely older than what we have in 'the new world'. :)

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  7. Yes, Tex is right! Particularly here in the northwest US probably the oldest you could find would be in the early 1800s and not many of those were considered worth preserving. Terrific captures as always, Mersad! Thanks for sharing! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

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  8. that last photo is beautiful.. I like that part of the monastery best of all. it is a beautiful old piece of history.. here in Florida, the oldest is Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine FL built in 1672, and a natl monument. also there in St Augustine is a Spanish fort from 1740 and a house from 1723.. it is a beautiful and very old town. about a 3 hour drive from where we live.

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  9. Wow, 1556... amazing. I live in S. CA, and nothing like that here! Heck, the state of California didn't even exist until 1850!

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    1. That's quite gripping. But the continent of America has great old landscapes and nature sights.

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  10. That is pretty old. I don't think I have seen anything around here as old as this beautiful place you featured today in your blog post.

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  11. That place is gorgeous! It's hard to beat old stone buildings.

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  12. The light in your photos today produces images that are wonderfully saturated.

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    1. The sun was just starting to set as we drove by, which resulted in this light.

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  13. Ich mag ja solche Klöster gerne und liebe auch immer diese Ruhe und Stille. Dieses bei dir liegt auch wunderschön und schaut klasse aus^^

    Puh, das älteste Gebäude hier auf der Insel, boa, da könntest du mich schlagen, die Frage könnte ich nicht wirklich beantworten....wobei mal nachgedacht. Das dürften einmal die Pyramiden in Güimar sein so wie auch einige Höhlenhäuser der Insel.

    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende und sende herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Das wären allerdings tolle Objekte zum beobachten. Danke Nova fürs vorbeischauen!

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  14. I love that little stone building. Nice photos!

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  15. The area north of Toronto wasn't settled by Europeans until the early 1800s, Mersad, so we have NO architecture here that's any older than that.

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  16. Ein wunderschöner Ort! Ich mag diese alten Steinmauern sehr! In Wien gibt es viele sehr alte Gebäude, da würde es hier eine lange Liste geben! ;)
    Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende!

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  17. your images even look peaceful. love the stonework. thanks for sharing Mersad.

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  18. 1566! Amazing!...very nice captures.

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  19. Very fine detail on the buildings. I especially like the first one.

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  20. The old buildings against that beautiful blue sky is just amazing. I would love to visit a place such as this that is so rich in history as well as being peaceful and serene…..thank you so much for sharing your journey with us…I am enjoy your post so much….

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  21. I like all the small stones used to make this beautiful monastery, Mersad, and that it has stood the test of time!

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  22. That's a lovely monastery and such a beautiful setting.

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  23. It's so wonderful! I love the architecture! Your photos are great. And I could almost hear the wind in the trees. Had to be a very peaceful experience.

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  24. What beautiful monastery and surrounded by such beautiful nature!

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  25. Hello Mersad, what a beautiful monastery.. It looks great considering it was built in 1566, WOW. Great photos and post.

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  26. That place is gorgeous! Beautiful old monastery.

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  27. Wonderful monastery, Mersad, in a beautiful area!

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