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The church of St. George - Oplenac, Serbia

The church of St. George and the mausoleum of the Karađorđević dynasty was built at the top of Mali Oplenac (Little Oplenac). King Petar I decided to build a church and a mausoleum for both his ancestors and descendants to fulfil a wish of his parents buried in Vienna.

The church is covered with white marble from nearby Venčac mine. Interior is covered in mosaics, with more than 6 million pieces.

 

My other photos from the St. George church in Oplenac - Serbia

www.flickr.com/photos/jup3nep/sets/72157610576294115/

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Taken in October 2007