Milica’s Church (Krusevac, Serbia) Episode Two from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

Ljubostinja is a Serbian Orthodox monastery near Trstenik, Serbia. Located in the small mountain valley of the Ljubostinja river. The monastery is dedicated to the Holy Virgin. The monastery was built from the 1388 to 1405. In Ljubostinja were buried Princess Milica, Lazar Hrebeljanović’s wife and Nun Jefimija, which after the Battle of Kosovo here became a nun along with a number of other widows of Serbian noblemans who lost their life’s in the battles on the river Maritsa and Kosovo Polje. Today Ljubostinja is female monastery which preserves and maintains about fifty nuns.

Lazar’s Church (Krusevac, Serbia) Episode One from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

Welcome to Kruševac, a city and the administrative center of the Rasina District, in Serbia. The city was founded in 1371, by Prince Lazar of Serbia, who used it as his seat. The Lazarica Church was built by Lazar between 1375–1378, in the Morava architectural style.
In preparation for the Battle of Kosovo (1389) against the Ottoman Empire, the Serbian army assembled in the city. After the battle, the city was held by his wife Princess Milica as her seat. The little remains of Lazar’s city is the Kruševac Fortress, which was declared a Cultural Monument of Exceptional Importance in 1979.
Today we have the honour of speaking with the arch priest of Lazarica Church Dragi Veškovac.

Balloons Over Bedrock (Cappadocia, Turkey) Episode Two from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

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We were awoken at around 4:45 in the morning still super relaxed from the Turkish bath yesterday by the good people at Kapadokya Balloons. They say the wind is at its calmest in the wee hours of the morning. Kapadokya Balloons have been offering ballooning adventures in Cappadocia, Turkey since 1991 and the very first private commercial passenger hot air ballooning company to be licensed in Turkey. Not only their ballons and balllon equipment the newest, safest and most comfortable in the world. Their insurance cover and safety standards far exceed that required by the Turkish, European and American standards and exceeds the CAA regulation requirements. Our pilot Serhan, has been involved with Kapadokya Balloons since the very first day. He has played a major role in scouting out the area as an aerial playground and helped to establish Cappadocia as a centre for ballooning. He has served the company in many capacities, from ground crew to Company Manager, and nowadays as one of the most experienced pilots in the region.

Salome Mc - Price of Freedom (بهای رهایی) ft. SplytSecond from Sahar Sarshar on Vimeo.

Price of Freedom
by Salome Mc ft. SplytSecond
Beat by: Arman Deniz

and Video by Sahar Sarshar
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ویدئوی بهای رهایی
سالومه ام سی و سپلیت سکند
بیت از آرمان دنیز
ویدئو از سحر سرشار
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Thanks to all the kickstarter funders for making this video come true.
Also thanks for everyone who sent videos from Iran.

Salome Mc,
January 2014
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با تشکر از همه کسانی که در پروژه سرمایه گذاری کردند.
همچنین تشکر فراوان از دوستان عزیزی که برای ویدئو از ایران فیلم فرستادند.

سالومه، بهمن ۹۲
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Balloons Over Bedrock (Cappadocia, Turkey) Episode One from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

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Ok so we’ve left Istanbul and we’re heading further east into central Anatolia Turkey stopping in Cappadocia. Cappadocia is best known for its unique moon-like landscape, The rocky wonderland is honeycombed with a network of human-created caves; living quarters, places of worship, stables, and storehouses were all dug into the soft stone. In fact, tunnel complexes formed entire towns with as many as eight different stories hidden underground. Many years later deep in rocky underground settlements you can find outstanding examples of Byzantine art. But flying over the rocky formations of Cappadocia are 100’s of hot air balloons making it one of the most unique places to go for a balloon ride…Balloons over bedrock baby!!!

Balloons Over Bedrock (Cappadocia, Turkey) Episode One from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

thegoldencompass.ca
Ok so we’ve left Istanbul and we’re heading further east into central Anatolia Turkey stopping in Cappadocia. Cappadocia is best known for its unique moon-like landscape, The rocky wonderland is honeycombed with a network of human-created caves; living quarters, places of worship, stables, and storehouses were all dug into the soft stone. In fact, tunnel complexes formed entire towns with as many as eight different stories hidden underground. Many years later deep in rocky underground settlements you can find outstanding examples of Byzantine art. But flying over the rocky formations of Cappadocia are 100’s of hot air balloons making it one of the most unique places to go for a balloon ride…Balloons over bedrock baby!!!

Balloons Over Bedrock (Cappadocia, Turkey) Episode One from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

thegoldencompass.ca
Ok so we’ve left Istanbul and we’re heading further east into central Anatolia Turkey stopping in Cappadocia. Cappadocia is best known for its unique moon-like landscape, The rocky wonderland is honeycombed with a network of human-created caves; living quarters, places of worship, stables, and storehouses were all dug into the soft stone. In fact, tunnel complexes formed entire towns with as many as eight different stories hidden underground. Many years later deep in rocky underground settlements you can find outstanding examples of Byzantine art. But flying over the rocky formations of Cappadocia are 100’s of hot air balloons making it one of the most unique places to go for a balloon ride…Balloons over bedrock baby!!!

The Gateway To The East (Istanbul, Turkey) Episode Three from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

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Talk about living it up. These saltuns sure knew how to live and Topkapi Palace is an example of that high life. Before we head there we check a friend of mine and owner of Istanbul Cevhir Cafe Ali as he designs cappuccino’s. After the palace we meet up with Andrew and mine’s cousin and his family for dinner then finish our time in Istanbul cruising along the Bosphorus.
What a city! I can see why the Ottman Empire had their eyes set on this place.

Sexy Thira (Santorini, Greece) Episode Two from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

In this episode we try to hold on to the hot weather by taking it up a notch. We visit the volcanic island in the middle of Santorini’s cresent shaped island, Although it erupted many years ago the sulfuric waters around the volcano are still luke warm. Talk about a natural sauna…awesome. If this doesn’t warm you up, nothing will!!! Afterwards we head over to Oia to watch the sunset.