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Our Lady of the Rocks - Kotor

These pages are for our day in Kotor Montenegro during our Mediterranean cruise.

Right page of two. I noticed as I was saving this for posting that the journaling block ran over the page break a bit. I've fixed that in my original saved copy. Here's the journaling:

 

"In the afternoon we visited Our Lady of the Rocks Islet and Church in the Bay of Kotor near the small fishing village of Perast. According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding an icon of Madonna and Child on the rock in the sea. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. The Church of Our Lady of the Rocks was built in 1632. The church contains 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. His most important painting, ten meters long, is The Death of the Virgin. There are also paintings by Italian artists, and an icon (circa 1452) of Our Lady of the Rocks, by Lovro Dobričević of Kotor. The church also houses a famous votive tapestry embroidered by Jacinta Kunić-Mijović from Perast. It took her 25 years to finish it while waiting for her darling to return from a long journey, and eventually, she became blind. She used golden and silver fibers but what makes this tapestry so famous is the fact that she also embroidered her own hair in it. Nearby is the Island of St. George which the 12th century Saint George Benedictine monastery and the old graveyard for the nobility from Perast and the whole Bay of Kotor.

 

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