Friday, August 5, 2011

Our Lady of Snow, Volavje

This is very special church with beautiful story behind its name. It is from 11th century and is the oldest churches in continental Croatia that was never devastated. You should definitely visit, it is near Jastrebarsko.
As a story goes; once upon a time people of Volavje decided to build a church but huge quarel broke about what would be a good spot for it. They could not reach an agreement and it seems it will never be built. They prayed to the Lady and in the middle of the summer snow felt only on this special spot. So they called the church Our Lady of Snow.
painting by Petar Salic senior


fragments of original 11 ct. fresco with angel


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2011

Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2011

Postcards from Volavje





Croatia, Zelena Livada Volavje; cheese and herbs

Here are two amazing ladies who had stands with their local Croatian products. First one is Sestak family cheese farm. And the second, Zdenka Miholic is local herbalist and aroma-theraphist who produces all kinds of very high quality organic herbal creams, ointments and herb-waters.


Sestak Family Farm, Plesivica 5, 10450 Jastrebarsko phone: o91 185 39 38 email: sirana.sestak@gmail.com





Zdenka Miholic, Zvecajska 17, 10 000 Zagreb www.aromaterapija.org and on facebook try to find her as Aromaterapija Zdenka Miholić