Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade

A photo I made less than a month ago.

A temple is positioned in highest point of Belgrade plateau and in place where it is believed a remnants of Saint Sava, a founder of Serbian Orthodox Church, has been burnt in 1595. by Ottoman Empire's Sinan Pasha.
The church is 91 m (298.5 ft) and 81 m (265.7 ft) wide, and 70 m (229.65 ft) tall, along with 12 m (39.4 ft) gold plated cross on top of it.
And, as you can see, it looks beautiful by night πŸ™‚

There are two more photos in my Belgrade photo album.

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36 Responses to Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade

  1. gdare says:

    Oh, you are here πŸ™‚ I was just commenting on your post :DThank you, I am glad people like it πŸ™‚

  2. Zaphira says:

    This is a great night shot! Well done! :up:

  3. gdare says:

    Thank you Zaph :happy: It was very cold that evening, my hands were freezeing but I managed to make few good shots. I am glad you liked it :):sst: I hope your flu is going to be history soon :up:

  4. Stardancer says:

    Fabulous photo!:up:

  5. PainterWoman says:

    Very beautiful! The lights make the temple look gold plated too. I love the contrast and the composition of this photo.

  6. gdare says:

    πŸ˜† Yes it seems like that. But now, after conflict between Russia and Ukraine, we will need to save a lot of electricity. They have said we will have restrictions from February if negotiations fail and nothing changes :insane:

  7. gdare says:

    Thank you Pam. Sometimes, when I am on my way home from job, I am watching at it, and that evening I had enough time to make a short stop and try to make few shots. Now, I am glad I did πŸ˜€

  8. LorenzoCelsi says:

    Beautiful photo.The church reminds of the Aghia Sophia in Costantinopolis. It seems in Serbia you don't have problems with energy saving then, judging from the lights πŸ™‚

  9. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Darko. :happy:

  10. gdare says:

    Carol, thanks :happy:

  11. Dacotah says:

    :eyes: (That's my WOW smilie for this one) :up:

  12. ellinidata says:

    stellar picture Darko!if your pictures come out this great when you have frozen hands,I will not send you that pair of gloves after all! :pIs Janury 27th the day that schools are closed in Belgrade?the life of Rastko is very well known to Greeks since his name Simeon was given to him while in Greece.In addition my uncle, my late moms brother is a monk in Mt Athos when St Sava spend a great deal of his youth,do you know that no woman ever stepped in Mt Athosand when The Queen Friderick of Greece sailed to see the monastery he admition was refused and she went back without visiting?The richest place on earth in gold and scripts.I havent seen my uncle for over 10 years,tosee a relative you need special permition and myvisits to Greece are not at the time he can see us.Many saints came out of Athos,people that chose to serve God instead of people πŸ™‚

  13. edwardpiercy says:

    A beautiful church. Who is the person on the statue?

  14. ellinidata says:

    Ed,I believe that's Karadjordje the first leader of Serbia after the Ottoman Empire fell.I might be wrong but if it is him the hstory behind his exile and assassination is a wonderful part of history πŸ™‚

  15. gdare says:

    Angeliki – St. Simeon (Stefan Nemanja) was father of St. Sava (Rastko Nemanjic); I know a lot about Serbian history and history of Mt. Athos – my history teachers were very strict and demanded a lot of studying; also about the most important Serbian monastery there, Hilandar; Hilandar was badly damaged few years ago, after a fire destroyed almost 40-50% of it; it is under restoration now and one of my friends is working there few months a year, restaurating icons and fresco paintings; the rules in Mt. Athos (we call it Sveta Gora – Saint Mountain also) are very strict and no woman is alowed to enter there; do you know in which monastery your uncle is?Ed – as Angeliki explained, it is a monument of Karadjordje; he was important person in Serbian history, raised rebellion against Turks in 1804; later he was assassinated by his friend and also a leader of Serbs in 18th century, Milos Obrenovic; Serbia had two monarchial families started after two of them – Obrenovic and Karadjordjevic;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karadjordje

  16. Cois says:

    Wow.. That's one great shot..

  17. rose-marie says:

    Great picture, and beautiful temple :up:.

  18. SittingFox says:

    That is just stunning! Absolutely magnificent :up:

  19. Cois says:

    And pretty too :left:

  20. gdare says:

    Clint – Thanks; monitor on my PC is very old and colours and brightness is not as it used to be; but I have checked it on my friend`s laptop few hours ago and it looked nice; I am satisfied :happy:Rose – thank you; I should go there once and make mor photos of the inside of a temple; I have never been there before;Adele – thank you; I think the lights all over temple were giving it great atmosphere πŸ˜€

  21. ellinidata says:

    Darko,I see we both had history classes to be proud of :)yes, Simeon was his father, thanks for pointing it out. Athonite monks are allowed to change monasteries in order to help with restoration and organization. My uncle is now at Simonos-Petras (the last time I got news from him ) and before that he was in Docheiariou Monastery.He was a gemologist before he became a monk and his transfer will not be a surprise yo any that knows about the treasures that rest on the Holy Mountain. I am not religious just a spiritual person,but having a blood relative in Mt Athos for any Greek it is a great honor, not many are able to endure that life, not many are allowed to stay for life ,or not to be able to see one single family member for 5/10 years or for life :)I found this link that you might allow me to add here :http://www.pbase.com/vmarinkovic/image/31830228now you have to tell us which bldg is the one you live in :)thanks for an amazing post *hugs*

  22. PainterWoman says:

    Darko, are you allowed to go up on the hill where the statue is? I think it would be super cool for you to be standing in the same way next to the statue and at the same time of evening so that your silhouette is in the photo too. But, of course, then you'd have to have someone else take your photo.

  23. gdare says:

    Pam – I don`t think so; this is a park with flowers around (except during winter) πŸ˜€ But it is nice idea, I may try it during summer :)Angeliki – the photo from a link is made from helicopter probably, because there is no such a building so close to the entrance and, according to the angle, it would be impossible to make such photograph from a nearby hospital; also, a temple is in Belgrade and I live in Zemun, about 12km from there πŸ˜€

  24. ellinidata says:

    I find the collection in the link very beautiful :)12 km is a fair distance πŸ™‚ I feel happy that you were able to share with us this wonderful post πŸ™‚ thanks!

  25. gdare says:

    And I am happy to have devoted readers :happy:

  26. gdare says:

    Thanks, Jill πŸ˜€

  27. studio41 says:

    so pretty. regal.

  28. studio41 says:

    yep πŸ™‚

  29. Marike79 says:

    wow!!!! that is beautiful :yes:

  30. gdare says:

    Thank you. Welcome to my blog :up:

  31. Marike79 says:


  32. gdare says:

    Thank you Kim :happy:

  33. SqueakeyCat says:

    beautiful picture

  34. Ravo says:

    Hi Darko, You are an artist with the camera, for sure!! :yes:

  35. gdare says:

    David, thank you. I give my best and my Canon A 710 gives its best as well πŸ˜€ We are a nice team :up:

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