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Gergeti Trinity Church (Tsminda Sameba) is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in the Republic of Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri, at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.
The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate belltower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The 18th century Georgian author Vakhushti Batonishvili wrote that in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is now an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.
The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area, and can be reached by a steep 3 hour climb up the mountain, or around 30 minutes by jeep up a rough mountain trail.
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Silvio1953 (105381) 2010-06-12 12:56
Ciao Attila, panorama mozzafiato con la deliziosa chiesa che si affaccia sulle fantastiche montagne, ottimo l'inserimento delle due persone che aggiunge profonditŕ, bellissima composizione, bravo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (33878) 2010-06-12 12:57
A truly magnificient landscape! A marvellous view where you have included some persons to create a good sense of proportions here. A place to dream of!
paololg (31446) 2010-06-12 14:59
Ciao caro Attila,
io avrei clonato tutta quella gente e quelle macchine, lasciando solo le due persone in primo piano! :-)
In ogni caso hai fatto una foto stupenda, con quella deliziosa chiesa davanti a quella imponente montagna. Anche se posti poco, vedo che non hai perso il vizio di fare belle foto! :-)
Ciao, passa una buona domenica!
emka (64124) 2010-06-12 15:08
Hi Attila, how are you? Magnificent panorama of Kaukasus. Fa ntastic lanscape. Impressive rocky mountains in bg and this old church on a hill overlooking this grassy plane. It is strange that one can come here with a car, so high! I didn't know that there are so many tourists in Georgia. I would be rather afraid to go there. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday
leo61 (0) 2010-06-12 23:04
A good shot of this nice and interesting place,I want to visit some day.
Nice light and well composed with these two in the foreground.
Graal (92118) 2010-06-13 0:03
Jó napot Attila,
unusual place. Great mountains and church on the top of hill. Good presentation. I like it a lot.
Have a nice sunday.
wojtpod (774) 2010-06-13 13:08
Amazing composition! Absolutely breathtaking landscape! Fantastic shadows and light.
Perfectlywell captured scene.
svefay (804) 2010-06-13 13:23
an impresive view, a lot of elements of a formal composition is here,
thanx for share it...
Budapestman (82620) 2010-06-13 15:49
Rég láttalak, remélem jól telnek napjaid...nagyszerű fotó ismét, ahogy megszokhattuk tőled, a hangulat és a részletek csodálatosak! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Cricri (92095) 2010-06-13 23:04
Une jolie vue de ces église au dessus de la colline, un fond montagneux de toute beauté, un paysage a connaître
Bluejeans (64243) 2010-06-18 10:33
Ola Attila ,
Que lugar lindo este na Georgia, com esta igreja no topo desta colina deve ter uma vista incrível pela paisagem de fundo , um lugar bem movimentado de pessoas , parabéns!!
um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
- Copyright: Attila Szili (atus) (15822)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-28
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DiII
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-12 12:37