Rural ensemble Peasant hamlets – Nagorinac, Nakal, Osridtke, Podsmrčevik, and Nadsela. These five peasant hamlets are located in the interior of the island, northwest of Selce, and today are mostly abandoned because their inhabitants settled in nearby settlements – Novo Selo, Povlja, and most of them, of course, in Selce where they have always gravitated.
There used to be a school in this area (in the hamlet of Osridtke), and religious service could be performed in one of the nearby small churches today arranged along the road that connects these five hamlets. These settlements have preserved the traditional network of communications, parceling, and the original values of rural traditional architecture. Originally, these were secondary rural settlements, an area where the people of Selce built livestock dwellings (so-called shepherd’s dwellings) in which people lived only part of the year, from spring to autumn. Therefore, the oldest parts of the hamlets are characterized by traditional rural complexes: ground-floor houses built in drywall with a gabled roof of stone slabs, small narrow courtyards connecting several such single-story houses; in one they lived, in the other cattle were kept. Within such courtyards, there was always a bread oven.
PHOTO | Natural historia
TEXT | Selca Municipality