Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathians - POLAND - UNESCO #1424

The second postcard fom Poland is another of the beautiful wooden tserkvas of the Carpathians, this time the Church of Hoszów, built in 1930. I really like this wood constructions that were built in central Europe (Poland, Ukraine, Belarus) - I do hope I can visit some of them soon. Thank you very much for the two nice cards and stamps. This postcard took 11 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1424 - Wooden Tserkva of Hoszów (1930) - POLAND
Located at the eastern fringes of Central Europe within the Polish and Ukrainian Carpathian mountain range, the sixteen wooden tserkvas (churches) are outstanding examples of the once widespread Orthodox ecclesiastical timber-building tradition in the Slavic countries that survives to this day. The architectural forms of the tserkvas with tri-partite plans, pyramidal domes, cupolas and bell towers conform to the requirements of Eastern liturgy while reflecting the cultural traditions of the local communities that developed separately due to the mountainous terrain.


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