Monday, May 30, 2011

Location information - Zenit Fest 2011

Location description:

The name of Kamena Gora is devised from the words kamen (rock) and gora (forest), and it literarily means "forest on the rock".

The village is about 20 kilometres away from the town of
Prijepolje. Kamena Gora is situated between 800 and 1500 meters high, and it is the borderline between Serbia and Montenegro.

Kamena Gora is rich in flora and fauna, woods and clear water springs, which can be found on every step (there are over 100 registered strong, water-rich springs in the area).

The oldest inhabitant of Kamena Gora is the Old PIne, tall 13 meters, the circumference of the treetop is 18 meters and of the trunk 5 meters, and is around 500 years old. This black pine is the symbol of everything holy, so the local folks named this pine Svetibor (holy pine).

This pine has been the cult tree of this part of the country. It has always been used as a part of the local culture, and used in local medicine - healers were taking pine's resin and using it as a cure.

An old legend says:

" One old pine lives on these hilltops. 350 years ago, when previous inhabitants were leaving this areas, they wrote down reasons for their departure, made a hole in the trunk, and left their message in the tree. The ageing, crust and resin took their toll. The secret of the indigenous people will always remain in the heart of the Pine. "

The people of the mountain respect this cult tree and wouldn't take a pinecone from it. They respect its age and secrets.

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