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Istanbul092007 8849.jpg
09-SEP-2006

Istanbul092007 8849.jpg

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At the Bulgarian Churche of St. Stephen of the Bulgars. It was erected in 1871 and is entirely constructed of cast iron. Fabricated in Vienna it was shipped down the Danube in sections. It is a curious experience to knock against what looks like a marble column and hear the sound of iron.

On the picture: Two icons of the Theotokos (= ‘Birth-Giver of God’) with the child Jesus.
The big one, part of the iconostasis, is painted in a 19th century style, that is influenced by Italian renaissance and classicism. The little one in front of it, has the design that continues the traditional stylization.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.

Nikon D2x
1/10s f/4.0 at 18.0mm iso800 full exif

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