Have your hair done
If you want to do your hair, well, this is the great oportunity. The name of the salon is FORMA and it is located at the city shoping mall. What can I say, those guys are artists and the prace is, acording to west standard, very small.(hair cut is less than 10 euros).
O, I almoust forgot, they got many awards on the international competitions. THE PHONE IS
YUGO – Do You Know Anything About It? (V)
The best known product of late 20th century Kragujevac industry is YUGO – the model of car created in the factory "Zastava" ("Flag") in Kragujevac, the only car factory in whole former Yugoslavia.
Right now I can remember several movies in which YUGO had a "cameo" as a symbol of poverty and subject of laughter: "Dragnet", "101 Dalmatians", "The Crow"… and one in which it was in "leading role" – "Drowning Mona". Although YUGO is considered to be the worst car of the millennium it is still in use not only in former Yugoslavia. The special thing about YUGO is that it has probably more vivid "life" than any other car. It is not only the "movie star", it is the subject of the book (which is not user's manual), it was transformed into art in projects YUGO Art and YUGO Next, it is the subject of many jokes and, above all, it was a symbol of the country that no longer exists, and the time it seemed to be prosperous.
The last sentence of this tip made on the 21st of December 2006 was: "You can still buy new YUGO in Kragujevac!" That has changed. Production of the car has officially ended. The last YUGO (No.794,428) was made on the 11th of November 2008.
Draca Monastery (I&V)
Draca is Serbian Orthodox monastery. It was founded probably in the second half of the 16th century, although the tradition links it with despot Stefan Lazarevic. The identity of monastery founder is lost, and the first monastery location is uncertain, but it is not its present day location.
During the short period of so-called First Habsburg Serbia, in 1734, Stanisa Markovic Mlatisuma reestablished the monastery and erected the Church of Saint Nicholas on the foundation of an older church. Stanisa Markovic Mlatisuma was born in Montenegro, near Niksic. He joined Austrian army, and after the Austro-Turkish War and the signing of Treaty of Pozarevac, in 1718, he was promoted for his courage in battles, to the rank of obercaptain and he become the commander the south front of the Serbian police. After another war with Austria and the Belgrade Treaty, signed in 1739, Ottoman Empire regained power over Serbia. Stanisa Markovic Mlatisuma was accused for being unsuccessful in this war, and he died imprisoned in Osijek, two years later, in 1741. The site of his grave is not known, his name is not widely known as well, but his generous deed preserved his name from oblivion.
In the late 18th century Turks set fire to the monastery and intentionally damaged the frescoes in the church. The reason for that brutal act was the refuge Koca Andjelkovic, the leader of Serb rebellion, had found in the monastery.
The 19th century and the liberation of Serbia had brought the period of prosperity to the monastery. In the 4th decade of the 19th century Toma Vucic Perisic, hero from the First and the Second Serbian Uprising, financed the building of the bell tower, the new monastery inn and a fence.
Nowadays Draca monastery is beautiful, maintained place, settled in the very nice green valley. Inside the fence there are Crkva Svetog Nikole – Church of Saint Nicholas, and two monastery inns. All of the monastery buildings have been restored in the second half of the 20th century.
Draca Monastery is 9 km from Kragujevac, slightly off the road to Gornji Milanovac. It is easy to reach it by car, just by turning left when traveling from Kragujevac (there is brown sign with symbol), and then, simply, following the road.
The central region of Serbia, Sumadija, is known for its many monasteries. Monastery Divostin has been around for a long time. It was destroyed once during the Ottoman times and it fell apart in 1969 due to lack of upkeep (it was the time of Communism and anti-church feelings were in the air). It was successfully repaired in 1974 and has served the Sumadija region well making it the most popular monastery in region. It is located a few kilometers outside Kragujevac.
Crkva u Grosnici | Church in Grosnica (I&V)
Crkva Svetih Apostola Petra i Pavla – Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Grosnica, known simply as Crkva u Grosnici – Church in Grosnica, is one of the oldest preserved and the most beautiful edifices in the wider area of the city. The piece of land to build the church was donated by knez Milos Obrenovic. The story says that the storm had taken the wooden ball from the top of the nearby log cabin church dedicated to Saint Thomas, and dropped it undamaged to the spot of the present day church. It was taken as a divine sign.
The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Grosnica was built between 1834 and 1842, following the late baroque style, "imported" from Vojvodina, north Serbian province, and, at that time, part of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Unlike most of the baroque churches in Vojvodina which are white painted, the church in Grosnica is covered with nice cut plates of sandstone.
It used to happen that the funeral and wedding ceremony occur at the same time and people in grief and the joyful people meet in front of the church… Therefore the new church was needed, and it was built in 1993. The new, tiny Crkva Svetog Grigorija Bogoslova – Church of Saint Gregory the Theologian, dedicated to the Saint also known as Gregory of Nazianzus, the 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople, stands by the old one.
Nowadays, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, located in the beautifully maintained grounds, is one of the most appealing "hidden treasures" of Kragujevac.
The church in Grosnica is not within the walking distance from the center of the city, but it is not hard to reach it by car in no more than 10 minutes. The way is as follows: enter Knez Mihailova (Knez Mihailo street) from the center of the city, turn left near restaurant Sest topola, just opposite of the yellow "plastic" building of post office, turn right in front of entrance to "Zastava" factory, then right again following "Grosnica" sign, and left on the following crossing. The church stands by the road, on the left hand side.