During our road trip to Krusevac we make a quick stop to a gorgeous monastery. Sveti Roman is nestled in a clove of hills and has the most refreshing spring just outside the gates. Down in the gully where the spring becomes a stream, it is cooler. The fallen leaves everywhere create the distinct smell of fall.
A quick walk up the hill and through the beautiful gate…
This is the final resting place of Count Nikolaj Nikolajevic Rajevski.
He was one of the many Russians who left his homeland to come and aid the Serbs in their fight against Turkish occupation in Serbia in solidarity of Slavic brotherhood and Orthodoxy. . He was also allegedly the basis for Ana Karenina’s lover, Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky .
I cannot think of a more beautiful or peaceful place to rest. The monastery grounds are immaculately kept.
The mosaic walkway is done completely in stone washed soft and round by water, collected over time and placed just so to created the most amazing designs.
Learning about the History here is NEVER short of amazing. I hope you enjoy hearing about it too.
Dobar dan (Good Day) Y’all!
I am so jealous, T!!!!
I could just smell the autumn in that post – thanks for the virtual visit!
I am so glad I found your blog! I have a similar story to yours, except my Serbian prince and our little one are still in the states. We have a big dilemma deciding to move to Serbia or to stay here. I look forward to reading about your adventures!