ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH
According to the legend on the small island bellow the village Krimovice in Grbalj (Montenegro, Serbia & Montenegro) one Greek has erected the church of St. Nicholas after surviving sea tempest. The original church was completely destructed by the earthquake of 1979. Since that time seamen and fishermen of Grbalj wanted to reconstruct church of St. Nicholas. On the 22nd of May 2002 the Committee for the Reconstruction of St. Nicholas Church has been established. Mr. Ivo Bajković has been elected as the President of Commettee and Mr. Ivo Lazarević has been elected as secretary general of Committee. Architectural project of the new church has been made by Mr. Borislav Boro Vukšić, Mrs. Biljana Gligorić and Mrs. Tatijana Rajić. The reconstructed church is 1.5 m wide, 2.5 m long (with apse) and 3.5 m height with the belfry and the cross on top of it. Together with concrete platform it has 13 tons of weight. Concrete platform was projected by Mr. Vasko Momcilović and static calculation of the church was done by Mr. Đorde Bijelić. The ston for the church has been provided by 'Geoservis' D. D. O. from Danilovgrad. Execution of the whole work has been done by the 'Franović' D. D. O. Company from Kotor. It was more convenient to construct the church into the facilities of Franović Company and then to transport it to the island. Transport was done by the help of Mr. Vojo Bajković (crane), Mr. Stanko Magud (trucks), Army of Serbia and Montenegro (floating crane) and Malovići Company (tug). I did have opportunity to photograph all these extraordinary events including the setting of the church on 27th September 2003. Here you can see what I have seen.
Acknowledgments: Borislav Boro Vukšić
© Stevan Kordić