Saturday, 1 December 2007

In short about Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic began playing at age four and made his pro debut at 16.Father,Srdjan and mother,Dijana own a pizzeria and pancake restaurant on a mountain in Serbia for last 15 years.Father,uncle and aunt were all professionals skiers and his father was also an excellent soccer player.His father wanted him to be a soccer player or skier but excelled in tennis at an early age.Credits his family as inspiration for giving him so much support and says he wouldn t be able to be where he is without their help.Younger brothers Marko and Djordje are both in school and play tennis.Idol growing up was Pete Sampras.At age 12,attended Niki Pilic Academy inMunich and practiced there before returning to Belgrade.Nole speaks Serbian,German and English.Favorite surface is hard courts but considers nimself an all around player.Best shot is backhand down the line.As a junior,advanced to Australian Open yunior singles and doubles SF(with Jenkins)in 2004.Coached by Marian Vajda and fitness trainer Salvador Sosa.

Thursday, 29 November 2007



Be a passenger who looks like fisherman,ready to keep on throwing his net into the sea,all day long,and to come back home,at the end of the day,quite satisfied with his catch.If you throw your fishnet into the foothill of Kopaonik you will not catch goldfish from a fairy tale,but the fairy tale itself.Rubies as red as wine,imperial crowns,icons as blue as the sky,stone castles on the tops of hills,pearl-like streams

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Studenica, a peaceful retreat steeped in Orthodox heritage

The Churc of the King&the Church of the Virgin.

Studenica cast against the snow capped peaks of a nearby mountain range.

The Church of the Virgin s rose colored dome peaking out from the monastery s walls.

Perched high on a hill in the mountains of southwestern Serbia,Studenica monastery is a peaceful retreat,steepend in Serbian Orthodox Cultural and religious heritage.

Studenica is a bit off the beaten trail,even for Serbia,but its garden-covered grounds and rose-hued church domes,strikingly refined in contrast to the dark untouched forest of the surrounding hills,make the journey well worth the trouble.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007




Sunday, 18 November 2007

Novak Ðoković

Rafael Nadal

Saturday, 17 November 2007


SHANGHAI , 15 November 2007
Shanghai Tennis Masters Cup. Novak Ðoković

Monday, 12 November 2007

This heart-wrenching museum documents the bomb and its aftermath, complete with scale models of" before" and "after", melted children s tricycles and a harrowing recreation of a post-blast Hiroshima street.The first floor describes the events leading up to the bomb and attempts to give a sense of what Hiroshima was like before the war.The second floor contains a number of displays and artifacts related to the day of the bombing.Some of these are extremely graphic, evocative and-consequently-disturbing.The rest of the museum describes the pos-war struggles of the hibakusha(bomb survivors)and the state of nuclear weapons in the world tday.


Hiroshima Peace Memorial:Better known as the A-Bomb Dome(Genbaku Domu) is Hiroshima s best-known symbol.Formerly the Prefectural Industrial Promotional Hall,it was designed by Czech Architect Jan Letzel and completed in 1915.The fanciful green dome in particular made the building a much-loved symbol in Hiroshima before the war.When the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6 , 1945, the exsplosion is thought to have taken place almost directly above the building.Its skeletal remains were among the few buildings left standing in the entire city.It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996 amid some controversy-the United States and China both voted against the nomination for reasons related to the war, and some Japanese continue to find it a disturbing sight.It has become a symbol of the city once again,though, and the benches around the building are as likely to be occupied by Hiroshima natives reading.