See One of Serbia’s Most Beautiful Monasteries from the Sky

See One of Serbia’s Most Beautiful Monasteries from the Sky


You may be familiar with the Serbian monastery called Sopoćani, but I guarantee you have never seen it like this. In this short video, a professional videographer named Dragan Trifunovic gives the viewer wings to see the monastery from the heavens. Accompanied by peaceful music, this video embodies the peace of Sopoćani and surrounding countryside.

Sopoćani was built in the 13th century and is famous for its fresco of the Dormition of the Virgin. In the late 17th century, the monks of the monastery were forced to leave because of persecution from Ottoman authorities. The monastery was eventually set on fire and abandoned. It was left empty for quite some time, until the 20th century, when it was restored. Today, a number of monks live there, working out their salvation with fear and trembling. The original frescoes survived, and are considered to be some of the most beautiful examples of Serbian art of that period.

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Ben Cabe

Ben Cabe is a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Married with two children, he loves to read works of philosophy and theology and is especially interested in how the early Church Fathers utilized and refashioned the philosophical language of the time in order to incarnate divine truth. Ben makes a living by solving problems for businesses through visual communication and animated web content.