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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ROMANIA - Churches of Moldavia

"These eight churches of northern Moldavia, built from the late 15th century to the late 16th century, their external walls covered in fresco paintings, are masterpieces inspired by Byzantine art. They are authentic and particularly well preserved. Far from being mere wall decorations, the paintings form a systematic covering on all the facades and represent complete cycles of religious themes.Their exceptional composition, the elegance of the characters, and the harmony of the colors blend perfectly with the surrounding countryside. The interior and exterior walls of the Church of the Suceviţa Monastery are entirely decorated with mural paintings of the 16th century, and this church is the only one to show a representation of the ladder of St John Climacus." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1



"On this postcard are the four of the eight churches included on the WHS of UNESCO named Churches of Moldavia (the one in which isn't is Putna). I saw humor and Voronet many years ago and they impressed me in a special way", shares Danut.

Thank you so much Danut for sending my wish postcard and finally completing my UNESCO card collection from your country! =)


Postcard 2: The Church of the Annunciation of the Moldoviţa Monastery
 


A really nice postcard from Jean Pierre...
Thank you so much for being so thoughtful!


Postcard 3: Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Humor Monastery



Another great postcard, Jean Pierre! And with very clear postmarks!
Thank you so much for your BIG BIG contribution on my blog!
Take care always on your trips!





THE 8 CHURCHES:

1. Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Arbore
2. Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Humor Monastery, Humor
3. The Church of the Annunciation of the Moldoviţa Monastery, Moldovița
4. Church of the Holy Rood of Pătrăuți, Pătrăuți
5. Church of St. Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Probota Monastery, Probota
6. Church of St. George, Suceava
7. Church of St George of the former Voroneţ Monastery, Voronet
8. Church of the Resurrection Suceviţa Monastery, Sucevita

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