Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Serbian Orthodox Saint Nicholas church in Kotor

This is a very young church built in 1909 and on the second floor hangs a Serbian flag. It shows the close link between Serbia and Montenegro. Just above the entrance you see a marvellous mosaic. Inside the church there are many frescos. The silverware is impressive ranging from small and large candle holders to enormous chandeliers.

The most amazing piece of art is the altar wall at the back of the church. It is dark brown with super paintings. Normally, we like bright colourful paintings but these darker versions are absolutely stunning. At the church there were several women with children begging. It looks like a poor region. We just had to give something to these people.

Dit is een zeer jonge kerk gebouwd in 1909 en op het tweede verdiep hangt een soort Servische vlag. Het toont de nauwe banden tussen Servië en Montenegro aan. Juist boven het inkomportaal zie je een prachtige mozaïek. Binnen in de kerk vind je vele fresco’s. Het zilverwerk is indrukwekkend en varieert van kleine en grote kandelaars tot enorme sierlusters. 

Het meest ongelooflijke kunstwerk is de altaarmuur aan de achterkant van de kerk. Deze is donker bruin met zeer mooie schilderwerken. Normaal houden we meer van schilderijen met meer licht en kleur maar deze matte versies zijn ook echt verbazingwekkend. Bij de kerk waren er enkele vrouwen met kinderen aan het bedelen. Het lijkt een arme regio. We moesten toch wel iets geven aan deze mensen.. 
 
Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

Serbian Orthodox church Kotor

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8 comments:

  1. Holy space. Icons are windows....


    Aloha

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  2. This church is lovely. Great photos once again. I don't know how I would go seeing people beg, for I have never comes across that as yet.

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  3. Wow, that's beautiful. Greek and ortodox churches are my favourites. Very nice iconostasion, icons and paintings ... and this temple bears my name :)
    Miklos = Nicholas
    Thanks for sharing these great shots. Groetjes.

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  4. altijd boeiend om te zien wat er achter de deur van een kerk te vinden is

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  5. Mooie plaats, heb er foto's van gezien van mijn dochter.
    Jullie kunnen nogal reizen, happy you!

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  6. dat mozaïek vind ik geweldig Filip. Groetjes Dietmut

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