Painting Churches

Within a ten-minute walk from my apartment stands this glorious parish church, Biserica Șerban Vodă, which originally was built in the 1940s. What is new construction now or just renovation, I don’t know, but the interior, like that of most Romanian Orthodox churches, is spectacular. This is the first time I’ve gotten to see this style of sacred painting in progress: wall being stuccoed, drawing/outlining the figures, and then the paint. A neat experience on a beautiful but chilly and windy fall afternoon.

 

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