Saturday, February 10, 2007
Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) is bustling and old. This church, along with the one below, sits on it. This quaint Orthodox church is snug among the massive blocks it calls neighbors.
The Kretzulescu Church is said to have been built in 1722... now it sits in Victory Plaza and is a excellent piece of church history.
Friday, February 02, 2007
...or maybe "ground zero" for the Romanian Orthodox Church. This is the main cathedral for the entire church. Quite spectacular inside and it sits on a hill overlooking the city.
Chernica Monastery sits rather pretty in the photo..... there are a lot of monasteries here because the city is "headquarters" for the Orthodox church.
...that is the year this jewel was complete. Biserica Stavropoleos is one of the best-kept secrets in Bucharest. It's in an area called Lipscani, which is having a re-birth of sorts.
This quiet spot sits surrounded by a very busy tram station and fronts one of the city's busiest streets.... but you'd nevver know it from this angle of Biserica Sfant Gheorghe (St. George's Church)