Travel mystical abandoned village in Montenegro
Abandoned settlement always give a person some slight flavor of mysticism. Ukrainian city of Pripyat, Czech Boží Dar - how many points uninhabited by people familiar to us? People just left their homes due to various unavoidable circumstances - radiation, politics, economics ... But the walls and forgotten utensils stored in them for a long time a slum images. Ghost towns, the city with ghosts, a city without people ...
Three kilometers from Tivat, at an altitude of 300 meters above the Boka Bay, there is one small settlement named Gornja Lastva. People since the 14th century lived in this land, growing grapes, olives, herding cattle, go to church. In the best of times in the first half of the 20th century, there were about 100 houses and lived 500 people. Among the residents there were many good craftsmen, especially masons fishermen.
After World War II the village became gradually fade away, the population has been steadily falling. People moved closer to the sea, where it was still possible to find a job - in Tivat and the Lower Lastva.
Now the village only 6 people left. Many homes were destroyed, as were going to build a new, but something did not get. And for more than 50 years of settlement almost dead.
zigzag serpentine leads us to a small patch where we left the car. The settlement is surrounded by cozy mountain slopes, there is a very quiet and windless.
Nature takes its fast, especially in those places where there is fertile land and good climate. With difficulty can be seen in a piercing green some buildings.
On the edge of the village still has a few houses, which local residents continue to be used as a summer residence, in the summer.
Moreover, unexpectedly showed up here the whole house with the blue pool, which can be removed and live. Live in the dead city, overlooking the living sea.
I was even able to find a promotional video of this island life:
Believe me, it's really just a small island. Now I will tell you about something that is a lot of - a smoldering, extinction and hopelessness.
Here everything remains as it was. Most of the surviving buildings of houses of the 19th century, are still in good condition, except for the hardwood floors. Roofs have long rotted and collapsed inside with tiles.
Taking a walk among the remains of human dwellings, you feel an involuntary guest of the local vampire - and it is precisely from neighboring Serbia came to us with these legends. Perhaps, in such places and lived vampires, rank and position of a little less than the very Dracula.
We would like to spend the night in this house?
Doors 45th houses were boarded up. It is interesting to keep the outside or inside ... someone did not let go of ..?
Near the house, in the deepening of masonry found that earlier was probably oil icon lamp. Human fingers do not touch it for 40 years.
I wonder who or what looks out of the window, when the time comes?
We were lucky - we have done without hacking, and have already found a little open door. House door without numbers ...
Black gaping hole and beckoning, inviting me to visit.
So how can you refuse the invitation?
The interior decoration is very simple. Nothing extra.
Only a table and chairs for three people and a ... card.
the showdown. The deck had two clown. One crafty peeps from beneath of diamonds "six". In divination, it usually means a road. Road close. But where?
in a cemetery there? Does anyone here have lost their lives?
In the house there are stairs. Perhaps we will find the answer on another floor ...
rises through the rotten stairs is not very safe. They may fail at any time, as it happened in the neighboring houses. On the second floor there are three bedrooms, with a window in front of each. All doors are open. The floors are in even worse shape than the ladder. Through the large hole is visible on the first floor.
Just some few kilometers away, full of life and a lot of people. But not here ...
I went into the middle room, and was attacked by the awakening of the bat!
The frightened being watered me beams of ultrasound, trying somehow to become unsafe to leave the room.
I fly and settled down, giving me the opportunity to see her better. What a sweet and lovely creature!
A small mouth, furry shorstka. But is it all remains the same during the full moon? - the question ...
was quieter in the left room. Window entwined with ivy green, quiet and light ... something very strange under the ceiling. Perhaps a hornet's nest.
the second floor Mice scattered. One - at first, the other - in the attic ... Did we leave and did not know the answer to the question, what it is over a card game? Of course not. I slowly and carefully climb up to the attic ...
But what do I see there !?
Oh God, no! It seems that it is something like the altar, filled with old ashes and bones sticking out of it! I hope it is not human?
The floor is covered with a thick layer of dust and decay, in which I was able to find the green with time a coin, and the dignity of the unknown country. He left her there, let it lie. It's her house.
Stay longer in this place was undesirable - least of all wanted to breathe dust and mouse droppings. And morally place is very, very pressing. Bones, though not like a human, but it is someone's bones. On the grill is not very similar.
They went out and looked for a little more evidence of life around the campfire. Basically, one sovremenschina. Blisters of pills, bottles, jars.
Navigate through the village is very difficult - all around the houses severely overgrown. Kate went to get a house along the path, and I (since I) went in the bushes. And nearly paid - almost from under his feet and crawled big thick light brown snake and disappeared into the rocks. Perhaps it was a copperhead, but I did not know that they grow to such proportions.
Another part of the village seemed less deserted. These are structures found in some places. This refrigerator?
are barely distinguishable in the bush path leads us to a house that seems to inhabit. But not at the moment. Perhaps this cottage.
If you go up the asphalt road to the end, you get to the village cemetery, which was once the people living there continue to care.
And now someone has come here:
In the corner of the cemetery has an active parish of St. Mary's Church, which was built in the 15th century. its mode of operation is unclear - all the doors were closed. According to information, there are many valuable works of art - an altar made of colored marble, with the image of the Virgin Birth, Romanesque gold cross and many other religious objects.
From a platform in front of the church offers spectacular views of the Tivat Bay:
Visible and Laksheri famous marina Porto Montenegro (in one part of the talk, I spoke there on local sekuriti and fotkal prohibited yachts):
How do you spot as well? Though it was a little scary? :) In Gornja Lastva is better to go at night with a flashlight. Feelings will be stronger.