This is where I share all the postcards I receive thanks to my new addiction: POSTCROSSING! All the official cards and direct swaps will be posted in this blog. If you'd like to send me a postcard, just e-mail me to exchange addresses - I'll send you one card in return! All the cards on this blog were sent from the country of origin!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Medieval Monuments in Kosovo - SERBIA - UNESCO #724
In this cards we have two of the four buildings that form this UNESCO site in the Autonomous province of Kosovo, Serbia - the Patriarchate of Peć (13th century) and the Dečani Monastery (14th century) dedicated to Christ Pantocrator and Ascension of the Lord, two magnificent examples of the Byzantine-Romanesque architecture in the Balkans. Thanks again Ratka. This postcards took 9 days to arrive!
UNESCO #724 - The Patriarchate of Peć (13th century) - SERBIA
UNESCO #724 - Dečani Monastery (14th century)- SERBIA
The four edifices of the site reflect the high points of the
Byzantine-Romanesque ecclesiastical culture, with its distinct style of
wall painting, which developed in the Balkans between the 13th and 17th
centuries. The Dečani Monastery was built for
the Serbian king Stefan Dečanski and is also his mausoleum. The
Patriarchate of Peć Monastery is a group of four domed churches
featuring series of wall paintings. The 13th and 14th centurie frescoes of the
Church of Holy Apostles and in the church of the Holy Virgin of Ljevisa are painted in a unique, monumental style. The style played a decisive role in
subsequent Balkan art.