Eleni Evangel MLA has officially opened the photographic exhibition "Medieval Architectural Beauties of Serbia" at the Perth Town Hall. The exhibition is organized as part of the 2013 Metropolitanate Day celebration.
The exhibition is inspired by the medieval heritage of Serbia and includes images of churches, monasteries, fortresses, buildings and landscapes of outstanding beauty. These places are the home of many local and international events and are often the setting of fascinating tales, standing as living reminders of the historical significance of the region. The selected photographs take us on a journey of some of the most significant monuments and regions in Serbia, depicting the unique environment in which these churches, monasteries and fortresses were built. Some of them have been thriving ever since; others stand as stark reminders of the significant moments in history. The exhibition aims to show the value and beauty of religion, tradition and nature and bring them closer to the public.
It all started with the Church of Haghia Sophia in Nicaea. Then Haghia Sophia in Trabzon. Both of these glorious Byzantine churches – which functioned for many decades as museums – have now been turned into mosques, a harsh reminder of their forced conversion centuries ago. And this in accordance with recent sudden decisions by modern political authorities.
World cultural heritage sited endangered, among which, the old part of Damascus, antique “Cities of death” on the north, a Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, the old part of Bozrah, as well as the ancient Aleppo
The World organization for culture UNESCO is concerned about the cultural heritage in Syria. Director General Irina Bokova said on Thursday night in Paris that cultural values contributed to the identification of people with their country. “Destruction of one often leads to the destruction of the second”. All sides involved in the fight must protect cultural heritage, she said. The UNESCO received reports on damages of museums and buildings, as well as the theft of cultural property. In addition, there is illegal mining, since such sites are not guarded anymore.
In preparation for the Biennial Assembly of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which will be held in Perth from 6-7 September 2013, the celebration of Metropolitanate Day on Saturday, 7 September 2013, and the Bishop's Patronal Name Day Celebration on Sunday, 8 September 2013, a special photographic exhibition of Serbian Medieval Architecture, featuring many of our historical churches and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija, will be held in Perth Town Hall from 1-7 September 2013.