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 – 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 – Solzhenitsyn on the Meaning of Earthly Existence
Decani Monastery (14th Century) vespers. As a theatre director, I realised that all stage performances were fake and meaningless when compared to the Liturgy, which allows us to become a part of eternity and find meaning in this earthly existence.