March 16, 2011

Church Windows

More captivating Bucharest architecture: here are a couple of windows and part of a door on a small red brick church whose name I failed to note for Mary's Window Views. Romania is secular with no state religion, yet with about 87% of Romanians registered as Eastern Orthodox, it would be fairly safe to guess that is what this church is.

Bucharest, 2011

This close up photo to show you the intricate window detail with the exquisite wrought iron grate is for Sepia Scenes.


If detail appeals to you, it's worth enlarging these images.

19 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful door designs, very old and intricate, however very drab colors! I still love the vernacular colors of Solo, Surakarta.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Perfect intricate work -- and perfect for a sepia.

tapirgal said...

Beautiful details - not that they seem to go together, but nice to look at.

tapirgal said...

Re: Word verification, let me know how it's working. I tried turning mine off awhile back and instantly got spammed.

cieldequimper said...

Fabulous details here. You really are having a photographic ball!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful windows--love all the detail. MB

anjoe playhouse said...

Great photos; the first could have been used in Midweek Blues ;-)

Ralph said...

The church is beautiful, the massive building a testament to the faith and worship of the divine being. Despite being so large, it is graceful and stylish. And its lovely shape seems so perfect in sepia. Beautifully captured!

H said...

The ironwork is very intricate!!

ewok1993 said...

fascinating shots. i am so glad you are participating. with the amount of travel you take you are bound to stumble upon very interesting doors and windows, this post for instance.

Lesley said...

That is an unusually youthful looking figure int eh first one. Love the iron work in the grille.

Miss Becky said...

you have a beautiful world. I love these photos. and I've gone w/o word verification now for months with no troubles. any post older than 7 days I moderate the comments so I can keep an eye out for spammers, but so far, it's been great. have a beautiful day!

EG Wow said...

It's nice to see that this architecture survived the days of Communism.

Lew said...

Beautiful windows! The old churches of Europe are architectural marvels!

Mirage said...

it is always a pleasure visiting your blog as you share your travels! Lovely images in Romania, shows the characteristic so well!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

JM said...

This window is gorgeous!

Linnea said...

Such ornate windows! They don't make them like that any more! Thanks for stopping by.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I love this kind of intricacy...just wish we had more of it in the States...rather than so many bland modernish boxes!