Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Ferapontov Monastery - RUSSIA - UNESCO #982

Founded in 1398 by St Ferrapont, the Ferapontov Monastery was one of the main places of worship and of endowment for many members of the Russian feudal aristocracy. According to the sender thre are lots of beautiful murals in its walls. Thank you very much Zaskanka for this nice addition to my UNESCO collection; 246 down, 735 to go. This postcard took 13 days to arrive!
UNESCO #982 - Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery - RUSSIA
The Ferapontov Monastery, in the Vologda region in northern Russia, is an exceptionally well-preserved and complete example of a Russian Orthodox monastic complex of the 15th-17th centuries, a period of great significance in the development of the unified Russian state and its culture. The architecture of the monastery is outstanding in its inventiveness and purity. The interior is graced by the magnificent wall paintings of Dionisy, the greatest Russian artist of the end of the 15th century.


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