Balkan postcards 1

Monastery of Saint Paul, Lake Ohrid
Sunset over Lake Ohrid

The first of a series of Balkan vignettes: full story later – postcards aren’t for long stories. Here we are beside Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia, staying in a former monastery. In a modern take on Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries, this working monastery, dedicated to Saint Naum, was seized during the communist era, and transformed into a hotel. Yugoslavia and the Communist period are long gone, but the hotel remains. God’s loss is Mammon’s gain.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

31 thoughts on “Balkan postcards 1”

  1. What wonderful postcards! The light on the water, and what a hotel…as you say, God’s loss is Mammons’s gain, indeed

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  2. I love postcards, even virtual ones. Unfortunately despite two visits to what was Yugoslavia I have never visited this place. But back in the 70s it wasn’t exactly a tourist hotspot.

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