Above: Raca Monastery is situated at the base of Mountain
Tara. Raca was built at some point during the reign of King
Dragutin. (1276 - 1316) Monastery played an important role for local Serbs
throughout centuries, as it copied and produced many books during the Ottoman
Above: Mileseva Monastery, also in Tara region, was built
by King Vladislav in 1234.
Left: Mountain Zlatibor, is also in proximity of Uzice
and Mountain Tara. This picture beautifully depicts Serbian rural
Right: View from Zlatibor.
Nis, the third largest city in Serbia, with population
numbering between 300 000 - 350 000, is located in South-Eastern
Above: Crest of the city.
Above: Front entrance into the Skull Tower, in Nis. During
the First Serbian Uprising in early 19th Century, Nis was liberated for
several years and army of the Ottoman Empire expelled. However, once
Turks returned in full force, unseen atrocities were comitted to teach
Orthodox Serbs a lesson. Dramatic example of Turkish barbarity is
the tower they erected out of rebels' skulls, creating an eternal
monument for Serbs, by which to remember days of the Islamic occupation.