This is the monastery church from Curtea de Arges
The monastery church was built during the reign of Carol I, at the end of the XIX century, when the monastery was being renovated. An interesting fact about the German style building: for the safekeeping of the bell brought from Cozia monastery, the tower was finished only after the bell was put into place.
The French architect Ardre Lecomte du Nouy played an important role in the construction of the buildings. The chapel with ornamental brick walls was an often frequented place by the royal families, but the priests of the monastery also made their praying here. Saint Filoteia 's remnants are kept in this chapel with Byzantine paintings. The relic lies in a gilded silver coffin, covered by a shroud with gold and silver embroidery.
The left hand can be seen under the protection glass over which thousands of people bend each day. The legs are next to the body. At the age of 12 her father cut of her legs with a sickle because he found out that she gave to the needy from the food that was sent to her into the field. Until 1939 the body was in Tārnov, at the news of the Turks invading it was sent to Vidin. It stayed there until 1396. Fearing that the Bulgarians might dishonor it, they offered it to Mircea cel Bătrān, who placed the relic into the Curtea de Argeş church where it stayed till 1893, when it was moved to Olari and then to Bucharest. It was brought back once the war was over. It has been in the chapel since 1949.
The WS is a back view.
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-06-21 2:12
imponente struttura in mattoni che chiude la parte nord del monastero.
Grandi cipressi, ricordo attorno alla chiesa.
Buona la resa dell'immagine con una leggera pendenza a sinistra,
Nicou (109828) 2011-06-21 2:52
superbe compo et iamge, mangigique quelle belle tour avec le lierre ce tons ocres, quel cadrage fuyant splendide.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (130710) 2011-06-21 3:42
You shows us the monastery church from Curtea de Arges on a very nice way.
I like the details, the clarity as the sharpness of the image.
Very well done, TFS.
alex4ndru (1374) 2011-06-21 6:03
foarte foarte misto turnul, planta de pe el...ii da un aer mistic...tfs
all the best!
ines8 (5986) 2011-06-21 7:27
Splendid, draga Ovidiu, tare frumos.....
jemaflor (76682) 2011-06-21 12:05
Well presented with this vertical format, perfect for the tower, interesting architecture, good sharpness too, well made.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-06-21 12:27
Nice vertical shot of this lovely church with great clarity and sharpness. I like those ivies on the wall.
pajaran (44418) 2011-06-21 14:54
Dobar tekst o mestu i crkvi ...
Dobar snimak i prikaz tornja lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Good article about the place and the church ...
Good shot and beautiful color display of the tower and a photo.
Good work with the beautiful photography in this workshop.
All the best.
Graal (93634) 2011-06-22 0:05
amazing bell tower of church. An interesting architecture. Good documental shot. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (109427) 2011-06-22 2:36
Ciao Ovidiu, great POV on lovely monastery church, fine details of beautiful architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SWEETFREEDOM (20592) 2011-07-19 11:11
very nice building, good vertical format and colors.
sacavem (18608) 2011-08-17 6:53
After a well deserved vacation, I'm back.
A good shot vertically to fill the frame.I like the details and the clarity of the image.
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9536)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S, RAW, 58mm Hoya UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-21 2:10