©2014 Charlene Brown
This tranquil view of
(even the swans and their cygnets were dozing off – within a few metres of the
shore) belies the often-violent history of the area. Lake Ohrid
Samuil’s fortress benignly overlooks the iconic Macedonian Orthodox St. Jovan Caneo church, thought to have been built in the 13th century prior to incursions by the expanding Ottoman Empire, and the lake itself, which Macedonia (then Yugoslavia) shared with Albania through many tumultuous years.