Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monastery of Horezu - ROMANIA - UNESCO #597

Two more cards with UNESCO WHS to my collection today! The first one came from Romania and it shows the 17th century Orthodox Monastery of Horezu in Wallachia, Romania. According to the sender, its a beautiful place and the painted pottery they make there is simply amazing (I'll search it online). Thank you very much Daniela for the card and the astonishing beautiful stamp with a Orthodox Icon. My collection rises to 312 sites, 669 to finish it. This postcard took 10 days to arrive!

UNESCO #597 - Orthodox Monastery of Horezu - ROMANIA

Founded in 1690 by Prince Constantine Brancovan, the monastery of Horezu, in Walachia, is a masterpiece of the 'Brancovan' style. It is known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculptural detail, the treatment of its religious compositions, its votive portraits and its painted decorative works. The school of mural and icon painting established at the monastery in the 18th century was famous throughout the Balkan region.


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