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I am back home from Romania. It was a great trip. 3500 km driven, wonderful monuments, breathtaking landscapes. The most beautiful were absolutely unique painted monasteries from Suceava region. How to show them, it is a problem. In the photo of a whole object one cannot see the details of the paintings. When it is a detailed view - then no idea how it looks in reality. Here something in between. The beautiful windows of the monastery in Moldovita and some of the frescoes.

Moldovita Monastery dates back to 1532 and is due to prince Petru Rares (1532-1546)*. It has the aspect of a fortress, with imposing towers and high, thick walls (6 m high, 1.2 m wide). The the church has a three-cusped plan, as well as an open porch. The frescoes on its interior and exterior walls are due to Toma of Suceava and were painted in 1537.

Moldovita’s frescoes along with the ones at Voronet, have best preserved their colours which are astonishingly fresh and vivid.

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Viewed: 1998
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11549 W: 123 N: 29379] (138524)
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