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.