Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew
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According to Armenian Church tradition, the Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew traveled through Armenia in AD 45 to preach the word of God; many people were converted and numerous secret Christian communities were established there.
The ancient Christian historian Moses of Khorene tell the following story, considered a legend by most modern historiography. Thaddeus converted King Abgar V of Edessa. After his death, the Armenian kingdom was split into two parts. His son Ananun crowned himself in Edessa, while his nephew Sanatruk ruled in Armenia. About AD 66, Ananun gave the order to kill St. Thaddeus in Edessa. The king's daughter Sandokht, who had converted to Christianity, was martyred with Thaddeus. Her tomb is said to be located near the Ghara Kelisa.
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Silvio1953 (144416) 2013-12-20 13:04
Ciao Saber, great view of fantastic interior, lovely symmetry, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-20 13:11
una focale molto corta ed un punto di ripresa molto basso hanno dato una particolare evidenza a questo soggetto praticamente sconosciuto in occidente che dell'Iran si limita a conoscere le belle moschee di Esfahan, pasargades, Persepolis, Tabriz e la capitale Tehran.
Ma avendo un particolare interesse per questo paese ogni volta che vedo una qualche foto che rappresenta qualche suo luogo devo dire che le tue rappresentazioni rappresentano un ottimo elemento pubblicitario anche perchè propongono luoghi e monumenti sconosciuto, ma non per questo meno apprezzabili.
Stai facendo un ottimo lavoro e sono certo che quando il tuo paese sarà aperto al turismo tu potrai essere ben fiero di aver contribuito alla conoscenza del tuo bel paese.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
lousat (92050) 2013-12-20 13:55
Hi Saber,very interesting history about this monastery,and a great pic too,the details of this large version are truly impressives despite the difficult dark light,great shot,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
williewhistler (16398) 2013-12-20 14:36
despite the difficult light you have exposed all of the details perfectly revealing many interesting architectural features.
photoray (13981) 2013-12-20 17:23
Appealing vertical interior view of the classical rock architecture of the monastery with Romanesque arches and dome, contrasted with the intricate rugs' colorful patterns.
honeto (647) 2013-12-20 19:15
Salam Saber, very nice framing of the scene while keeping all the details. Very useful note of it's history many of us were unaware of. Thanks for sharing!
Graal (102928) 2013-12-20 23:29
very nice interior of monastery. Good shot. I like the symmetry and composition. Well presentation.
Have a nice WE.
delpeoples (58314) 2013-12-21 2:08
I am enjoying your series on St Thadeus. So far we have seen the exterior of this beautiful church and now the interior is beautiful too. I like your low POV, the excellent management of the light and shade and effect of the wide angle. The large foreground is beautifully saturated and you chose the vertical frame well.
Fis2 (98611) 2013-12-21 9:15
Wow fantastic interior!
Good frame and colors.
gus72 (3719) 2013-12-21 18:39
Hi Saber !!
This photo made an impression on me as soon as I saw it ......very austere building and few decoration.... only the carpets..... so why am I so impressed ?????????
I do not know.... perhaps the dominance of the dark walls..
it is a stunning image...... well done
Happy new year
Regards from Australia
MGHPARSI (951) 2013-12-23 0:11
Excellent image,colors and angle of shot.
danos (98513) 2013-12-23 5:37
very nice the view as the presentation of the interior of the St. Thaddeus Monastery with the vertical format to make the scene even more effective.I like the creative perspective with the depth to brings the glance of the xvisitor to the altar.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-23 7:58
Very nice capture of the inside of this monastery. From what I can see this building is well built and sturdy. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
robmal (2239) 2013-12-23 9:03
Great symetric composition and perfect management of lights and shadows, fantasytic natural colors.
Sergiom (80746) 2013-12-25 5:20
Un superbe point de vue très bas, qui donne l'impression que tu es agenouillé sur ce très beau tapis pour regarder au ciel par ce très beau dôme. Le monastère est d'une très belle simplicité.
jhm (153748) 2013-12-26 4:24
I see two wonderful carpets in foreground, this type carpets are in Belgium very expensive.
Iranian carpets are very nice, I love it!
Also these monastery church is simple but nice.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Vasa (515) 2013-12-30 16:15
Hi Saber, the big format is so welcome. Many thanks friend!
aliabazari (16170) 2013-12-30 18:55
Hello dear Saber
Sign attractive church. Exposure and nice colors. Nicely done.
Sonata11 (33863) 2013-12-31 20:33
very beautiful composition wonderfully done it. I like it a lot. I wish You and Your family in New Year 2014, all the best. Barbara
Nicou (143158) 2014-01-01 2:27
Ces tapis au sol avec leurs dessins quel intérieur d'église fabuleux et le fenêtre qui laisse entrer la lumière divine quelle captage fantastique.
Très belle année 2014 tous mes vux.
jemaflor (98061) 2014-01-01 11:44
great architecture and what a beautiful wide angle with the carpet and the dome, perfectly managed, tfs.
Bonne Année 2014 !
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-04 0:13
A really fine interior photo. Very good light mangagement and symmetry. I like the inclusion of the carpet in the foreground where you clearly could see the pattern. TFS and have a nice day!
claudeD (39267) 2014-01-17 5:33
very fine picture showing this very interesting interior architecture shot. Excellent sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-24 23:26
I really like this interior shot! The place looks extremely unique and has been presented with a very well selected POV to get such a superb symmetry of the composition. Elegant image. Very well managed. TFS!
COSTANTINO (65788) 2014-03-08 23:07
the way of taking this shot from an excellent
chosen point of view is almost artistic
great view towards the roof and many
details create a peaceful atmosphere
in the interior of this church
have a nice Sunday
mkamionka (37231) 2014-03-24 7:50
I am really glad that you share also the interior of this highly interesting piece of architecture. You have achieved a very interesting effect here with vertically wide feeling.
Very original perspective,
sandpiper (6788) 2014-04-17 1:17
beautiful interior of this monastery and interesting note. Good POV and composition
clic (17129) 2014-05-05 15:45
To my canadian eyes this indoors view of a church appears quite exotic and as it has been long standing.
Quite a solid construction, soberly decorated that keeps impregnated on the brick walls the incense smells.
Many compliments for the perfect technique that shows all the recesses!
dale54 (8062) 2014-06-08 11:10
saber hello..superb work here,love it..i like how you used this POV, and carpet to lead us into the pic! tfs. dale
- Copyright: saber monajati (sabermonajati) (11239)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D700 fx, Nikkor 24-70 AF-S 2.8G ED, Hama UV 77mm (xxv)
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-20 12:18