Photographer's Note

One more postcard from the beautiful old town of Kotor. I was focused here to take in as much of the scene as possible. Fortunately I had this great 10-22mm lens, and I was standing in the corner of this lovely square. What I didn’t manage to include well is the church (see here what I mean) which is located higher up on this mountain to the right from the right tower, actually touching it a bit. I suppose only the trained eye would be able to spot it. Nevertheless here the focus is on the cathedral with two towers

Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Katedrala Svetog Tripuna)
The Kotor Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral that was consecrated on June 19, 1166. It is one of the largest and most ornate buildings in Kotor. The cathedral was seriously damaged and rebuilt after the earthquake of 1667, but there were not enough funds for its complete reconstruction. Another massive earthquake in April 1979, which completely devastated the Montenegro coast, also greatly damaged the cathedral. Luckily, it has been salvaged and the careful restoration of parts of its interior has not been completed until a few years ago.
It contains a rich collection of artifacts. Older than many famous churches and cathedrals in Europe, the Cathedral of St. Tryphon has a treasury of immense value. In its interior there are frescos from the 14th century, a stone ornament above the main altar in which the life of St. Tryphon is depicted, as well as a relief of saints in gold and silver. The most representative works of Kotor's masters and craftsmen are kept in this Cathedral, making its collection quite unique.
The collection of art objects includes a silver hand and a cross, decorated with ornaments and figures in relief. It is only a part of the valuable objects of the Treasury of this unique sacral building which was the City Hall in the past.
Today, it is the best known tourist attraction in Kotor and a symbol of the city: the Saint is depicted in the city’s coat of arms, along with a lion and the Mount of San Giovanni (St. John).

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6673 W: 105 N: 17453] (67672)
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