Aesthetics of Longing – Kallistos Ware on Tradition

ware.jpgI took this photo in a small medieval Orthodox Monastery in Kosovo & Metohija, where only a few nuns live. The monastery is under constant threat from the surrounding Albanian population and as a result it is protected by international peacekeepers and barbed wire. To visit the monastery for less than an hour, we had to be escorted by the local police.

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Aesthetics of Longing – E.S. Eliot on Politics

ts eliot.jpgBelgrade, the capital of Serbia, was my base while I explored the Balkans. I enjoyed daily walks through its streets, often coming across protests and other social and political gatherings. I have never been in a place where people protest so much. But, I did notice that between 2011 and 2014, these protests started becoming smaller. Perhaps, due to broken promises.

Aesthetics of Longing – Tesla on the Non-Physical Phenomena

tesla1.jpgI very much like and respect Tesla because he was, possibly, the most important scientist of the 20th Century, yet he strongly believed in God, unlike most of his counterparts. He claimed that all his ideas came from the Holy Spirit, from God.

Aesthetics of Longing – Nikola Tesla’s Traditionalism

tesla.jpgNikola Tesla, graffiti in a small Belgrade street. Tesla had unique views about the past, tradition and its connection to the present and the future. He never dismissed things behind us but claimed that they are needed to build our future. Especially the non-material.

Aesthetics of Longing – Tarkovsky on the Meaning of Art

tarkovsky.jpgThis photo was taken in a Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo, which rarely hosts services due to the hostility of the neighbouring Albanian population. I really liked the way light enters through the small windows and falls on this and other chandeliers.