Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MONTENEGRO ~ Our Lady of the Rocks & St. George islands ~

...Lovely view of two small islands...Thanks a million Jobbo for thinking of me during your travels and luckily for me you did found a postoffice ✌(◕‿-)✌!!

Our Lady of the Rocks ( Gospa od Škrpjela ) is one of the two islets off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor, Montenegro (the other being Sveti Đorđe Island).

It is an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks. The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rocks  is the largest building on the islet; it has a museum attached.

St George (Sveti Dorde) is a natural islet. It's ringed by a dozen elegant cypress trees and crowned by the Monastery of St. George, dating back to the 12th century and still inhabited by monks.

In the 18th century the island became a favorite burial place for local sea captains, whose crypts remain today. The island is closed to the public.

Photo:Branislav Strugar


Stamp Day
(Issued 02-10-2008)


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