I 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.
Aesthetics of Longing – T.S. Eliot on Eternity
View from the Savina Monastery in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
Aesthetics of Longing – Nikola Tesla’s Traditionalism
Nikola 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
This 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.
Aesthetics of Longing – Oswald Spengler on Purpose of Life
Oswald Spengler on purpose of this life on earth and on eternity.
Aesthetics of Longing – Solzhenitsyn on the Meaning of Earthly Existence
Solzhenitsyn is a writer of great relevance to our times because he lived in East (Soviet Union) and the West (America) and critically examined both. He nicely articulated the positive and negative aspects of both societies. This is especially important today when there is rising tension between the two.
Aesthetics of Longing – “Men Have Forgotten God”
Solzhenitsyn often repeats that when he was a child old people used to say that the Russian Revolution, and all the other bad things that have happened, were a result of the fact that:
“Men have forgotten God.”
Aesthetics of Longing – Solzhenitsyn on Freedom & Home
Aesthetics of Longing – Solzhenitsyn on “his task on earth”
This is a photo of the 14th Century Decani Monastery in Kosovo $ Metohija, Serbia. It is one of my favourite places on this planet. It is, if we use a cliche, a piece of heaven on earth. Decani Monastery is protected by Italian peacekeepers because it is under constant threat from the Albanian majority in this region of Metohija.