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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 “Jesus Christ, the Divine Lawgiver”.
Both icons - the big one, that is part of the iconostasis, and the little one in front of it - are painted in a 19th century style, that is influenced by Italian renaissance and classicism.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.

Nikon D2x
1/10s f/4.0 at 14.0mm iso800 full exif

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