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Re: [teacherartexchange] Ethno Tour through Serbia

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From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jul 09 2007 - 11:16:37 PDT


Very interesting. It appears that you lived very close
to where the mosaics I was questioning about were
located/
Susan in Ohio
--- melissa@sbb.co.yu wrote:

> Dear ArtsEdNet folks,
>
> After traveling through Serbia on an ethno-tour, I
> am now back in
> Wisconsin. I have updated my blog and website to
> include my written
> experiences as well as some of the photos taken. My
> parents came to visit
> me, seeing part of the world to which they had never
> been. My father was
> particularly interested in the farming techniques,
> as he had been a
> farmer. Observing how farmers harvested wheat and
> hay, he said that the
> farmers in the mountainous regions of Serbia in
> which we traveled farmed
> much like his father had done 60 years ago. During
> the trip we stayed at
> people's homes, eating lots of domestically grown
> food and meeting some
> very special people. It really personalized the
> trip.
>
> In addition to visiting farms, we also toured
> several fortresses and
> monasteries. My favorite was St. George Church at
> Oplenac, whose interior
> was covered with copies of frescoes from 60
> different churches, containing
> 40 million mosaic tiles and over 15,000 different
> shades of colors. We
> also went to Lepinski Vir, Neolithic site of the
> oldest known culture in
> Europe.
>
> Just after school ended we went to Sirogojno, where
> I had the opening for
> my art show at the Ethnographic Museum there. Once
> again we were treated
> with true Serbian hospitality. The art show opening
> was accented by a
> musician playing traditional shepherd's flutes. The
> show will continue
> through the end of July.
>
> You can read more about my trip at
> http://melissaenderle.blogspot.com/
> Web pages can be found at
>
http://web.mac.com/melissaenderle/iWeb/Melissa_Enderle_Travel_Journeys/Serbia.html
> including Golubac, Oplenac, and Rural Serbia. I will
> be adding more of the
> churches in the near future.
>
> Melissa Enderle
> Technology Coordinator
> International School of Belgrade, Serbia
>
>
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