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.
“Freedom meant one thing to him—home.
But they wouldn’t let him go home.”
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.