The first activity is the walk-around of the monastery. Before it I parked somewhat far away. Later noticed that there is a very convenient spot just next to the entrance ;-)
While walking around the church I noticed that there is a mosque and a fortress within the view. Later I did read, it is the Hisardzik fortress. I was in a bit of hurry - so I did not visit it. There is an excellent photo of it on Treckearth. Double-click on the hyperlink and if you will get an error just re-load that page.
Next time I will go there and make a picture for VT.
Few original frescoes. On the first, second and fourth picture we can see the kings involved with the building of the original church. On the fifth picture we can see St. Sava. That fresco was painted during his life - it should be his authentic portrait.
Entering the church we can see first the later, 16th century frescoes. Only after peeking inside of the original building we can see the older frescoes. The photos were taken using the "obligatory" 12-24 Sigma lens. Taking pictures without a 12mm lens is very difficult. For a camera with "digital" frame size I recommend to use a 10mm lens.
One of the nicest villages around Prijepolje, on the slopes of Jadovnik mountain and with a namesake river/stream, Sopotnica and its slopes as a highlight of the place.
The village is scattered on the hills and meadows and it offers lots of hiking, refreshment in the cold stream, enjoying the waterfalls and many tiny slopes of Sopotnica, healthy home made food, hospitable people and many healing herbs.
(born February 3, 1968, in PRIJEPOLJE, Serbia)is a retired Serbian professional basketball player who spent most of his career in the United States' NBA.
He began playing basketball in his home town Prijepolje for the team KK Elan.
In the same year, at the age of 18, he made the debut for the senior Yugoslavia national basketball team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship in Madrid.
Drafted into the NBA in 1989, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers and was one of the first European players to have an impact on the league.
Earned gold medal with Yugoslavia's under-18 nationals at the European Cadet Championships in Rousse, Bulgaria in 1985
Earned gold medal with Yugoslavia's under-21 nationals at the European Junior Championships in Gmunden, Austria in 1986
Earned gold medal with Yugoslavia's under-21 nationals at the FIBA World Junior Championships of Basketball in Bormio, Italy in 1987, defeating the U.S. team twice in that tournament
Earned silver medals in 1988 (for SFRY) and 1996 Olympics (for FRY)
Earned gold medals with SFRY at the 1990 (Argentina) and with FRY at the 2002 FIBA World Championship (USA)
Earned gold medals at European Championships in Zagreb 1989 and Rome 1991 (with SFRY), and in Athens 1995 (with FRY)