Saturday, August 10, 2013

Photo of the Week: August 10th

This week we went on a little adventure to explore southeastern Macedonia, specifically around Lake Ohrid. What a beautiful place!! Ohrid is protected by UNESCO as a natural and cultural heritage site. The UNESCO website says this about Ohrid:
Situated on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. Built mainly between the 7th and 19th centuries, it has the oldest Slav monastery (St Pantelejmon) and more than 800 Byzantine-style icons dating from the 11th to the end of the 14th century. After those of the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, this is considered to be the most important collection of icons in the world.

Colorful boats in the harbor

Peacocks roam the grounds near the Monastery of Saint Naum

Church St. Naum

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