In the Vicinity of Skopje
Today was a very memorabe, but full day as we visited four important churches in the vicinity of Skopje: Saint Nikita Monastery Monastery in Banjane, Archangels Michael and Gabriel Monastery in Kuceviste, Saint Panteleimon Monastery in Gorno Nerezi, and Markov Monastery. These four churches are all unique, featuring masterpieces from four periods. I have been studying the frescoes from these churches for years, and it has been a dream come true to see these incredible frescoes in person.
|The Lamentation from Saint Panteleimon, Nerezi|
Saint Nikita in Banjane
Archangels Michael and Gabriel Monastery
|I found this delightful medallion of Saint Eugene (Evgeny). I loved his expression. Unfortunately, my photo didn't turn out, but my sketch catpured it.|
Lunch in SkopjeWe ate a traditional lunch at a brewery in the Old Bazaar of Skopje. Lunch was pretty familiar fare: cucumber and tomato salad and grilled meat. My beer flight was mediocre...the Amber, Porter, and IPA tasted almost the same despite the very different colors.
Saint Panteleimon in Gorno Nerezi
|I'm in my element!|