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Sv. Georgi Church

Sv. Georgi Church
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 274 W: 31 N: 400] (1746)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-13
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Pentax *ist D, Tamron SP 90mm f2.8
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-29 15:20
Viewed: 4388
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Church of St George (Rotonda "Sveti Georgi") is an Early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered the oldest building in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica behind the large Sheraton Hotel (see background).

Built by the Romans in the 4th century AD, it is mainly famous for the 12th-14th century frescoes inside the central dome. Three layers of frescoes have been discovered, the earliest dating back to the 10th century. Magnificent frescoes of 22 prophets over 2 metres tall crown the dome. Painted over during the Ottoman period, when the building was used as a mosque, these frescoes were only uncovered in the 20th century.

(text courtesy of Wikipedia and other on-line encylopedias)

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hi Dan, very nice composition and using arcade like nature frame.

Ciao Dan,
bella immagine di architettura, avvalorata dalla ripresa attraverso l'arco che in un certo senso, ne fa da cornice.

Good sharp and lights!

Well done!

Hi Dan,
Two reasons to write; it is very nicely composed or we can say framed photo with great colors, good idea to include those people in your picture and the second reason is that St.George is our family saint and we celebrate it every year on May sixth.

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