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Friday, 23 August 2013

Albanian churches

I'm back from my holiday in Albania and thought I'd share some pics with you ......there are loads of them as you can imagine so I am going to share some church pics......I love a good church and these were certainly very special.
 So, although this blog post is called Albanian churches this one is actually in Macedonia, overlooking Lake Ohrid.


 So, onto Albanian churches.....this one was tucked away and the shepherd who holds the key for it let us in....
 there were some old men outside playing dominoes

 and inside were the most beautiful Medeival frescoes.......gobsmacking!




 Another day we climbed up this hill passing this little shrine on the way......

 to this church nestled in the trees on the hillside......

 again we were let in by the holder of this giant old key.........

 before we went inside there were frescoes painted on the outside of the church too........

 sadly many are now damaged by graffitti.....

 and then inside.......this was a very special place......Medeival frescoes with cobwebs and bats flying around

 unfortunately the church had recently had some of its carved pillars stolen......such a shame as they are never likely to be recovered.





There were others but I won't bore you with any more! 
Will be back with more pics of different stuff later:)

6 comments:

Helen said...

what beautiful churches!

Gay Peplow said...

WOW Stunning churches, magical paintings! What a fabulous place to visit, not at all boring, TFS Gay x

Ali said...

These are beautiful. I get so angry when I see the desecration of these beautiful buildings. I am actually not a Christian, but it still upsets me that some people can be so disrespectful of the faith of others.

Photocat said...

No boring possible. My heart jumps when I see pics like those. Hard to believe that crooks even steal pillars from churches... What a bloody shame that is. Same thing with the grafitti.
Please share more if you can...

Burnice said...

Boring posts - you - never!!! Great pics. Shame about the b*%@$£^s who do damage to places like this. Just let me at 'em!!!

~*~Patty S said...

WOW
and
WOW again!
I appreciate you sharing images of places I may never get the opportunity to visit Sue!
Shaking my head at stealing from churches and the graffiti too (seems like really bad juju to me!)
I got a great visual also of the bats and cobwebs...such ancient treasures if those walls could talk...
oxo