Orthodox church in Smolnik near San – originally Greek-Catholic church of Saint Michael the Archangel, it is the oldest and most beautiful church architecture in Bieszczady.It is a tripartite building of carcass construction, where each of the three parts is topped with a hipped roof with the bend. The inscription carved on the lintel above the entrance to the temple says that it was built in 1791.In 1939 Smolnik came under the Soviet occupation and after the war it was incorporated into the Soviet Union. In 1951 – as a result of border regulations – it was returned to Poland, but without its residents, which were moved and resettled. After 1951 the land and buildings were given to the public holdings. Gradually, the buildings were demolished, apart from the temple, in which hay was stored seasonally. In 1956 the church was placed on the list of historic churches, and in 1969 it was added to the register of historical monuments, which allowed for carrying repairs from the public funds in the years 1969-1970. During many years when it was left without anyone looking after it, the temple was repeatedly devastated.
The temple gained new keepers in 1973, when it was passed to the Roman-Catholic parish in Lutowiska. In 1974 it was consecrated into the branch of the Latin rite church of the Assumption of the Holiest Mary. In 2004-2007 the parish conducted a throughout renovation of the church, during which the foundation was raised and levelled, the shingle roof was changed, and the roof trusses were repaired. In 2009 the maintenance of the murals were held in the interior. Currently the efforts are undertaken to add the church to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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papagolf21 (86754) 2012-10-11 7:17
Félicitations pour cette superbe prise de vue. La présentation est parfaite pour valoriser ce patrimoine religieux architectural.
L'ensemble baigne dans une douce lumière.
Didi (57256) 2012-10-11 8:16
Interesting lights on this original church.
Very good point of view in this lovely place.
SNOOP_Chan (4201) 2012-10-11 8:24
Hello Grzegorz, nice image here, i love the way that the church is hidden in the woods. Good framing between the trees there. A very pleasant image.
tedesse (25133) 2012-10-11 8:57
Doskonaly POV pokazujacy piekno cerkwi w Smolniku!
Wspaniale kolory i swiatlo, doskonala ostrosc.
ourania (32127) 2012-10-11 12:51
a magnificent, moody and romantic image. The church and its surroundings are very beautiful, intriguing and inviting. I love the composition that has filled the frame with interest, the sense of depth is captivating, the grass, greenery and all the textures are wonderful. Your work with the light is fascinating, the gradation of light and shade, the richness of the colours and the contrasts are marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-10-11 18:45
nie wiem ja ty wykonaujesz te swoje zdjecia, ale dla mnie one sa rewelacyjne. Wygladaja jak perfekcyjnie namalowany obraz. Piekne jest to kolejne Twoje zdjecie. Architektura tego kosciola wsrod tych przepienych drzew robi niesamowite wrazenie. Pieknie wykonane i przepiekna kolorystyka oraz doskonala ostrosc. Bardzo, bardzo mi sie podoba. Piekno dzielo. Super praca.
kabel (1761) 2012-10-11 19:35
Hello, beautiful light and colors. A very classic view and nice use of the tree branches for a frame. Nice choice of point of view. You are providing us with a grand tour of your country.It's both fascinating and beautiful.
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-10-12 0:54
piekna scena,znakomicie skadrowana.Kosciol,jego drewniana architektura wygladaja rowniez interesujaco.Do tego piekne kolory oraz niesamowite swiatlo,ktore wplywaja bardzo na odbior zdjecia i tworza niepowtarzalny nastroj.
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2012-10-12 1:04
This is really a magical image, like something from a fairytale. The colours of the red against the green work brilliantly, and the building being partially hidden behind the trees adds to the fairytale feeling. Framing is fantastic too, really great image.
Thank for sharing
mvdisco (17774) 2012-10-12 10:13
Original orthodox church well presented and composed with great tone of colors,
Excellent details and point of view,
beautiful architecture and contrast with the light,
gus72 (3719) 2012-10-12 17:30
Hi Grzegorz !!!
this is a photo that I like a lot..... from my point of view it has all the elements, rich colours, elegant framing, great DOF and the building that so unique....
We do not see here in Australia this type of Architecture
The foliage around the top and side add character.
lgir (6891) 2012-10-13 9:34
I love the color rendering and light emanating from this composition.
Thank you for this sharing very nice to watch.
Very good work
COSTANTINO (56255) 2012-10-14 10:42
interesting capture of this Orthodox church
in Smoinik,your notes are very useful
beautiful scenery well framed
from this excellent chosen point
of view the place whwre the church
is almost hidden is the best
kasianowak (6853) 2012-10-16 1:07
Przyjemna kolorystyka i ciekawa kompozycja.
Dziekuje za te zdjecia z Bieszczadow, ktore budza nostalgie i tesknote za naszym krajem.
tober (8797) 2012-10-16 4:07
Hi Greg, very unusual but beautiful architecture for an Orthodox church. It has a wonderful view with the natural frames of the branches of the trees around. Congratulations.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-01-10 8:53
Dobry wieczor Grzegorz,
dzisiaj przygladnelam sie blizej Twojej galerii i musze przyznac ze zrobila na mnie spore wrazenie. Podoba mi sie przede wszystkim kolorystyka i swiatlo, ale takze tematyka. Praktycznie kazde zdjecie zaluguje na pozytywna opinie, a ja dzisiaj wybieram akurat to, bo Bieszczady sa mi bardzo bliskie :-)
Pieknie uchwyciles ten drewniany kosciolek i znakomicie skomponowales wszystkie elementy zdjecia. Kolory zywe i kontrastujace ze soba w ciekawy sposob.
Bardzo atrakcyjna estetycznie fotografia.
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW, 77mm HOYA UV
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bieszczady Mountains [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-11 7:12
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