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Drvengrad, meaning Wooden Town, also known as Küstendorf and Mećavnik, is a traditional village that the Serbian film director Emir Kusturica built for his film Life is a Miracle.

It is located in the Zlatibor District near the city of Uzice, two hundred kilometers southwest of Serbia's capital, Belgrade. Drvengrad is also known as Küstendorf, as a word play on German "dorf" (village) and Kusturica's nickname, "Kusta". Kusturica has also been known to call it Mećavnik, which is the name of the neighbouring village.

Drvengrad has a library, named the Ivo Andrić Library; an artist gallery named Macola in honor of sculptor Dragan Jovićević (it was previously known as Anika, after a character from Ivo Andrić's prose); Cinema Stanley Kubrik; a main house which houses a cinema-hall in the cellar, a living room, a guest room, a closed yard, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a sauna and private rooms for the Kusturica family; a sports hall; a restaurant; a cake shop, as well as a souvenir shop; and finally, a Church dedicated to St. Sava.


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Comments (13)

AleksandarMarković on July 24, 2012

Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский

Jawed Hasan on July 25, 2012

Great composition
greetings, Jawed

Cigoto on July 25, 2012

Interesting picture


sistuccio on July 26, 2012

Beautiful picture and good detail and painting!!!LIKE.Ciao,Dino

silgab on July 27, 2012

excelente imagem + like.Silgab

Сергей Миронов on August 21, 2012

Отличная фотография!

Слободан Чавић on November 5, 2012

Zanimljiva fotografija.


SlobaSerb on November 13, 2012

Thank you for your nice comments dear: AleksandarMarković, Jawed Hasan, Guia arquitectura, sistuccio, silgab, Сергей Миронов and lav61.

Best regards from Belgrade.


poludziber on December 11, 2012

Odlicna obrada, lajk.......pozdrav, Vlada

Guido Freiherr von R… on February 10, 2013

Great picture!!! Like! Best Regards from Guido

SlobaSerb on February 11, 2013

poludziber хвала за посету и за леп коментар. Поздрав.


SlobaSerb on February 11, 2013

Freiherr von Reitzen… thank you for your visit and for your nice words. All the best from Belgrade.


One more Like for this marvelous my dear friend!!!

Greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.


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  • Uploaded on July 24, 2012
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    by SlobaSerb
    • Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X3
    • Taken on 2012/07/24 13:03:52
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100