This little and largely unknown church in Bucharest was built in 1744 with the donations of the great marchant Constantin Maxim Cupetul. Soon, because of the icon of St. Elefterie, which performed miracles, it became very well known at the time and the whole neighbourhood around it received the name of St. Elefterie
To the left of this photo is the school built in 1861 on the church's property. The school had since moved to a new building after WWII, but it bears the original name.
The church isn't used anymore except on several occasions. A new, larger and more beautiful church (IMO the most beautiful in all of Bucharest) has been built 50 m down the road and it is there were regular service is being held in the last 25 years.
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iGirl (1223) 2006-03-26 9:07
Hi Victor, very cool photo, I love the saturated blue sky contrasting with the bright white building. Romania has the coolest-looking churches! The only thing I wish is that the edge of the roof were not cropped off on the left side of the photo. Thanks for the very informative description in the notes section.
philip78ro (743) 2006-03-27 2:24
E bun POV-ul, dar ma mir cum de a iesit a luminoasa biserica in contrast cu restul !
Efectul este bun, ii da un aer mai special.
O saptamana buna,