Bukovina, Romania

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to the painted monasteries of Bukovina, Romania.
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A Bell Tower (1499) was part of Stefan the Great's Princely Court in Piatra Neamt, Romania.

A Bell Tower was part of Stefan the Great's Princely Court in Piatra Neamt, Romania.

In the time of Stefan the Great, the Church of St. John (1498) in Piatra Neamt, Romania, was part of the Princely Court.

In the time of Stefan the Great, the Church of St. John in Piatra Neamt, Romania, was part of the Princely Court.

A large cemetery surrounds Ascension of God Church in Vama, Romania.

A large cemetery surrounds Ascension of God Church in Vama, Romania.

A painting of Stefan the Great and his family offering Voronet Church to Christ is inside Voronet Monastery in Bukovina, Romania. This prince ordered Voronet built in 1470 but the painting dates from 1547.

A painting of Stefan the Great and his family offering Voronet Church to Christ is inside Voronet Monastery in Bukovina, Romania. This prince ordered Voronet built in 1470 but the painting dates from

A fresco of the Last Judgement is on the west exterior wall of Voronet Monastery in Bukovina, Romania.

A fresco of the Last Judgement is on the west exterior wall of Voronet Monastery in Bukovina, Romania.

The Mausoleum of the Heroes (1938) at Marasesti, Romania, marks the site of a fierce battle between German and Romanian armies in 1917. At great cost the Romanian side prevailed.

The Mausoleum of the Heroes at Marasesti, Romania, marks the site of a fierce battle between German and Romanian armies in At great cost the Romanian side prevailed.

A telegondola whisks visitors from the railway station at Piatra Neamt, Romania, to a ski slope called Cozla Nature Park overlooking the city.

A telegondola whisks visitors from the railway station at Piatra Neamt, Romania, to a ski slope called Cozla Nature Park overlooking the city.

Agapia Monastery (1646) is one of the largest Orthodox nunneries in Romania. The church and its museum feature many outstanding works by 19th century painter Nicolae Grigorescu.

Agapia Monastery is one of the largest Orthodox nunneries in Romania. The church and its museum feature many outstanding works by century painter Nicolae Grigorescu.

The 15th century frescoes on the exterior walls of Voronet Monastery in Bukovina, Romania, are famous for their unique blue colors.

Voronet Monastery, Suceava County Full name: Voroneț Monastery Other names: Sistine Chapel of the East Established: 1488 Dedicated to: Saint George.

The Tree of Jesse symbolizing the continuity of the Old and New Testaments appears on the south exterior wall of Sucevita Monastery in Bukovina, Romania. The tree grows from a reclining figure of Jesse, who is flanked by a row of ancient philosophers.

The Tree of Jesse symbolizing the continuity of the Old and New Testaments appears on the south exterior wall of Sucevita Monastery in Bukovina, Romania. The tree grows from a reclining figure of Jesse, who is flanked by a row of ancient philosophers.


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