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Location: Gospa od Škrpjela, bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Gospa od Škrpjela is one of the two islets off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. It is an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks.

According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive even nowadays. Every year on the sunset of July 22, an event called fašinada, when local residents take their boats and throw rocks into the sea, widening the surface of the island, takes place.

Date taken: 18.07.2011
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
1/250s * F/9.0 * 18mm * ISO200
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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 3 years ago

    how lovely Dominika, i so enjoyed your description also….what a beautiful story, and beautiful place…steeped in mystery and history! :) x

  • Hi Karin, yes it was amazing. Wonderful scenery, the sun, blue water of bay and soft breeze on my face. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • jyruff
    jyruffabout 3 years ago

    What a beautiful picture, and even more beautiful story !! makes me want to go there..thank you Dominika for sharing this with us, aloha, Joseph

  • Thank you very much Jyruff. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonabout 3 years ago

    Wow, great perspective Dominika.

  • Thanks Ian :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • ronholiday
    ronholidayabout 3 years ago

    Great view of an unusual & beautiful place! Aloha /~

  • Thank you very much. :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • andy551
    andy551about 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and capture!! Congratulations!

  • Thank you Andy :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Essexphoto
    Essexphotoabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture, instant fav :)

  • Thank you Christopher. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture!

  • Thank you. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • orko
    orkoabout 3 years ago

    The view is so wonderful! Great image!

  • Thank you very much. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 3 years ago

    Awesome work..

  • Thank you Lori! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work .!!

  • Thank you very much. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

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