Oswald Spengler’s book The Decline of the West is one of the most useful guides for life in the 21st Century. Spengler takes us through the history of different cultures and civilizations, explains what lead to their rise and downfall.
Oswald Spengler on purpose of this life on earth and on eternity.
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.
Serbian countryside and mountains are full of these old and beautiful houses and vernacular architecture. The doors and windows often look like eyes and give these houses a unique personality. Many of them have been forgotten by their owners or they no longer have any. Nature is slowly repossessing them.
I met this gentlemen in the city of Trebinje, Republik of Srpska. All day long he stands quietly, with tears coming out of his eyes. No one knows why…
Another image from the Orthodox Monastery of Decani (Kosovo & Metohija, Serbia). The monastery church has over 1000 preserved frescoes from the 14th Century.
Ruins in the coastal town of Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
My hometown of Knin, destroyed by Croatian forces, with the help of NATO, in 1995. They still haven’t rebuilt it and it is practically a ghost town. The town of Knin is known for its castle, which belonged to Romans, Venetians, Serbs, Ottoman Turks, Habsburgs, etc…