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High atop an otherwise untouched mountaintop in the European country of Montenegro, the Mausoleum of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš remembers one of the region’s beloved leaders with a contest-designed tomb that still could not please many critics.
Prior to his death, Njegoš (he was a Prince-Bishop of Montenegro, poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in Montenegrin and Serbian literature) had asked to be buried atop Mount Lovćen, in a chapel dedicated to his predecessor. He had designed the chapel himself, and oversaw its construction in 1845.
Petar II Petrović Njegoš was more than just the Prince-Bishop of Montenegro. He was a philosopher and a poet, and beyond that he was a beloved political and cultural leader. Njegoš requested to be buried at a tiny chapel he had built before his death in 1851. After he passed, his body was indeed interred in the humble chapel, but it was not to rest there indefinitely. Unfortunately the small chapel was badly damaged during a war and his body was moved to its current mountaintop home. More than a hundred years later in 1974, Montenegrin authorities replaced Njegoš’ burial chapel with an impressive mausoleum designed by someone who had never been to the mountain, inciting protests among a number of citizens.
Located within Lovćen National Park, the newly built mausoleum is perched atop one of Mount Lovćen’s two peaks. The dramatic building is reached after taking a long road that winds up the mountain, followed by a hike up 461 steps on foot.

Crazy road, Montenegro 🇲🇪 #BigBalkansAdventure #2017 #bigbalkansroadtrip #myphoto #mytravelpictures #summer #2017 #5000km #montenegro #roadtrip #nature #landscape #fromthetop #beautiful #scenery #views #sea #birdview #iphonephotography #nofilter #naturallight 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 We made it opposite- Kotor to Cetinje (climbing up) 😎
(Dangerousroads.org):
Dangerous curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 30km/h., located in Montenegro, with a total length of 38km, between the cities of Cetinje and Kotor. The most challenging part of the road is a short 8.3km stretch with 16 hairpin turns called Kotor Serpentine. It’s one of the most famous hairpinned roads in the world.
The road from Cetinje to Kotor (called P1) is mostly a narrow one-lane road offering stunning views of Kotor from above. A quick glance at the map at its sheer drops and serpentine twists and turns, confirms that this is no hype. The drive is definitely worth it and the road is pretty steep. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it.
The most famous part of the road is called Kotor #Serpentine: a stretch of 8.3km long, pretty steep, with 16 hairpin turns. Along this section, the road starts at an elevation of 458m above the sea level, and ends at 881m. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 423 meters. The average percentage is 5,09%.
This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. The surface of the road is asphalted and includes more than 30 steep hairpin turns.
There is little room for error on this road. It's normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers. It’s incredibly disorienting to look over the edge, or even just to see the valleys a couple thousand feet below you. It’s a mind numbing vertical drop of hundreds of meters so you might want to give it a miss on a windy day. The road offers great views of Boka Bay.

"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for" William G.T. Shedd

The storm is coming 😐 hope the ships will be safe @ Bay of Kotor, Montenegro 🇲🇪 #BigBalkansAdventure #2017 #bigbalkansroadtrip #myphoto #mytravelpictures #summer #2017 #5000km #montenegro #storm #sunset #beautiful #scenery #views #sea #iphonephotography #nofilter #naturallight

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