Sunday, November 15, 2009


st peter & st paul

St Peter and St Paul from the Greek Catholic Church above

Saint Nicholas from the Eastern Orthodox Church below

st nikolae 2

These two churches are situated across the street from one another.

It is St Nicholas who is reflected in the door of the post below.


eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of the churches and the reflections.

Anonymous said...

Those are so striking with the jewel-tone colors set against the gilt. They look like illuminated manuscripts. It's particularly unusual to see an image of St. Nicolas, but timely! His feast day is coming right up on December 6! :-) Thank you so much for these.

Kim, USA said...

Wow! Nice photo you've got here. Thanks for sharing.

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quilly said...

Are these windows or mosaics? I can't quite tell! Whatever the art form, they are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

VioletSky said...

Eileen: thank you, I was really struck by their intensity of colour.

Josie: the light was perfect for illuminating them.

Kim: thank you.

Quilly: these are mosaics - pretty amazing, eh?

Char said...

gorgeous details

Annie Jeffries said...

Whenever I travel, even if it's just up the road, I look for churches to visit. The various Catholic traditions give us some of the most spectacular art to God's glory. You have shared some beautiful ones here. More. More, please.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Are they stained windows? The two churches, were they built at the same era?

EJ said...

great stained art!

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MaR said...

It seems like a wonderful mosaic work to me, beautiful at any rate!!


mousey said...

wonderful photos for mym!

VioletSky said...

Char: after the post below, I couldn't not show the whole saint.

Annie: so do I. I love their architectural detail. there is also a stunning Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) not far that I need to photograph.

Ann: I had trouble finding information. I think the Serbian one was built around 1972.

Joops: thanks for visiting.

Mar: yes, I don't know quite what to call it, but it is not stained glass.

Mousey: and it glitters gold in the sunshine.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Beautiful church views ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Unknown said...

How interesting that the churches are so close together. I guess their beliefs must be significantly different, which I never would have guessed. Nice photos showing two versions of St. Nicholas.

Diane AZ said...

Gorgeous artwork with beautiful golden color. I like the arched frames of the mosaics too.

VioletSky said...

storyteller: thanks, I must try again with a different light and see what happens.

Stine: neither one showed a history of their church building on any websites I found, and I am not at all familiar with them. but it looks to me like they were done by the same craftsmen.

Diane: and they are HUGE! I am a big fan of arches.

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