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the dark church

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 24 April 2010 in Art & Design.

We visited the open-air museum today, a collection of churches and living spaces created and used by Christians in the area over the centuries. The earliest churches were carved and painted around the 3rd century, but some of the most beautiful were from much later (13th century or so). This church is one of the best. The Dark Church, as it is known, only had one window in the back, so the painting is very well preserved. Add in an extra admission cost and five years of restoration, and you have a gorgeous collection of paintings. This is the ceiling on the first part - one wall was later knocked down to make room for more church.

Canon EOS 350D 4 seconds F/4.0 ISO 100 23 mm (35mm equiv.)

Canon EOS 350D
4 seconds
F/4.0
ISO 100
23 mm (35mm equiv.)

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