the Rose of Assisi
I took this photo during my pilgrimage in Italy (Padua, Rome, Assisi). When we came to the birth place of Saint Francis of Assisi, it was love at first sight. Beautiful town located on a hill, with beautiful stone streets and houses. Paradise for photographers. In this photo you can see The Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, with rose in frontal plan.
A perfect place to run away from stress at work, and enjoy the scenery that nature has provided for us.
A View from Above
Mila Gojsalić (also traditionally “Mile Gojsalića”) (died 1530) is a Croatian heroine and martyr.
Her origins are from the village of Kostanje in Dalmatian hinterland and she was a distant descendant of Croatian king Gojslav. She lived in time of Ottoman wars in Croatia. In 1530 Ottoman Ahmed-pasha gathered an army of 10 000 men with a goal to conquer Poljica. He made a camp in a place called Podgrac (Podgrađe). Mila Gojsalić was among other local women forced to lose virginity with Ahmed-pasha. Because of that act she infiltrated the Turkish camp and blew up the munitions stockpile, killing Ahmed-pasha and numerous officers and soldiers. That act completely surprised and confused remaining Turkish soldiers who were then overrun by people of Poljica.
Ivan Meštrović sculptured the statue of her, installed above the town of Omiš, while Jakov Gotovac composed the opera to her honour. August Šenoa also wrote about her.