Entering the Castle

Introduction to the Reading

A mystery travel through history and myths of world architecture in seven stories

Discovery of Maze
A new narration of ancient Greek myths about the King of Crete Minos and the horrible Minotaur, about Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and Ariadne, Hippolytus and Phaedra; about the unhappy sons of ambitious fathers, but also about the fate of humanity in science and progress at the beginning of the twentieth century when Sir Arthur Evans discovered the wonderful Palace of Knossos – proof that the mythical maze did exist after all! Will everyone attempting to disclose the historical dimension of the maze be cursed?

The Sole of Stone
The story about wonderous powers of art but also about its tragic destiny, located in the gardens of the Versailles Palace. How at his very first attempt the most talented sculptor of the Paris Academy failed!

Match in the Cathedral
Will the architect of the Mexican Church Sagrario Metropolitano manage to save his master piece before the onslaught of the mesmerizing Russian anarchist? This is a story in which esthetics parts company with the ethics, beauty with the truth.

Entering the Castle
How did Alhambra manage to survive the blaze of the reconquista? The lofty ideals of a chivalrous honour will save the beautiful palace but not the strict knight in his clash with the entire world.

Encounter on the Bridge
A Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California… A suicide man will become a victim of assassination and his savior will become a murderer. Life’s absurdity in the story of a man who has three wives and all the three were unfaithful to him!

Pyramid
Why did Pharaoh Keops build the biggest grave in the world? Why did his pyramid remain uninhabited?

Bhava rupa or the Demonic Anarchy of History
By committing suicide, a young Indian woman, curator of the Observatory at Jaipur, surrenders before the nothingness. Will this story save her from oblivion?

“Obradović actually makes a rarely complex psychological and anthropological structure of a man placing in the forefront the bitter humour and an ironic pattern of human tragic archetype in vain attempts to achieve the sublime and heroic ideal.” (Ostoja Prodanovic, “Napred”)