Expedition 2023: Ljubostinja, Rudenica, and Naupare
Besides Kosovo and Metohija, this year's field trip included central Serbia, more precisely, the area surrounding the city of Kruševac. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop David, our small team made complete collections of the Monasteries Ljubostinja, Rudenica, Naupare, and Drenča.
Ljubostinja Monastery is an Orthodox monastery near the town of Trstenik. It is considered one of the most significant monuments of Serbian late medieval architecture and culture. The monastery is a foundation of Princess Milica, the wife of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović, who acted as a regent to their underaged sons following the death of Prince Lazar at the Battle of Kosovo in 1389.
The monastery church of the Dormition of the Mother of God was built between 1388 and 1405, the year Princess Milica, nun Eugenia at the time, passed away and was buried in the church.
The BLAGO team created the complete collection of Ljubostinja, including photographs of the interior, architecture, and surroundings, VR panoramas, and drone footage.