Stavronikita Monastery, the smallest on Athos, was built ca. 1000 AD, perhaps by a man called Nikitas the squint-eyed (stravos in Greek). After 1200 AD it was dispeopled and a dependency of other Monasteries. It was rebuilt and enlarged in 1540 by the Patriarch of Constantinople Jeremiah I. In 1546 its church and refectory were decorated by the famous painter Theophanes the Cretan. From 1968 till 2005 it was totally restored.
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ifanik (21679) 2007-09-11 6:36
Geia soy Theologe
Omorfh eikona apo th monh Stayronikhta ,me wraioa xrwmata kai swsta kadrarismenh
Ti enoeis otan les oti metatraphke se koinobio apo idiorythmo?
Valerka (8171) 2007-09-11 7:11
Hi, my neighbour, Theo,
Wonderful shot with a very nice atmosphere and shade and light.
I like it tremendously.
Go on like this.
LamCam (3603) 2007-09-11 7:37
I like this very bold shot with strong shapes and colours and just a glimpse of the sea to give a feel of distance.The contrast between the style and materials of the main building and the domes is very striking. The light is perfect.
Thank you for this image of a place I shall never visit!
Best Wishes Maggie
- Copyright: Theologos Tats (thiv56) (1627)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-01-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/169 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christian Orthodox Art [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-11 5:50