The main gate of Chilandar monastery!
Hilandar is first mentioned in a Greek manuscript of 1015 as being "completely abandoned and empty", for which reason it was given to the monastery of Kastamonitou. It was certainly established a good hundred years earlier: a certain George Chelandarios (Boatman), mentioned among important Athonites in 980, was probably the founder of the monastery, which was subsequently called after him.
The etymological meaning of the name "Hilandar" is possibly derived from chelandion, a type of Byzantine transport ship, whose skipper was called a "helandaris".
The ancient cell of Helandaris was donated by Emperor Alexios III Angelos (1195–1203) "to the Serbs as an eternal gift..." and Stefan Nemanja established and endowed the monastery in 1198 (before 13 February 1199)
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tenretin (2408) 2014-03-06 14:36
You made a beautiful picture, well balanced and framed. Great detail and sharpness.
Well seen and well done.
Silvio1953 (119639) 2014-03-08 11:47
Ciao Sasa, lovely composition with beautiful gate, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (2894)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC H50
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 8:00