Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Not a Winter Destination

A group of our friends invited us along for a visit to Lovćen, where, high atop a mountain (the second highest one in the range) there is a mausoleum to honor Petar Petrović Njegoš, former poet and prince-bishop of Montenegro. The road leading to said building is very long and twisty, and wends its way around several of the mountains in the chain. You can read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petar_II_Petrovi%C4%87-Njego%C5%A1
Originally there was a chapel there, but during communist occupation, that was replaced by the building at right.

There was much snow on the roads, and our mini bus, refused to go, so we put chains on it (the vehicle chains here are very colorful, by the way). While some members of our group took advantage of the stop to have a snowball fight, I made a snowman :). The got us a bit farther, but then we skidded a bit, and got pretty close to going over the edge. So, at this point, we decided to turn around (not very easy) and go down to an area where children were sledding to have lunch, and then go to Kotor. I'll post some pictures of there later. We've decided that Lovćen is really more of a summer destination.

1 comment:

LynnyMama said...

eeeek!!! talk about lemonade from lemons-- with the snowman :)