Friday, 21 August 2009
"Gelati" - Monestery of the Virgin-Gelati
The Gelati Monastery for a long time was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia. It had an Academy which employed some of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers, many of whom had previously been active at various orthodox monasteries abroad or at the Mangan Academy in Constantinople.
In 1994, Gelaty Monastery was recognized by UNESCOas a world heritage site.
Uncirculated postcard, courtesy of Khatuna!
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
"Medugorje" - Sanctuary and general view
Međugorje is a town located in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Herzegovina region around 25 km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. Today the town is best known due to reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary which appeared to six Croats since 24 June 1981, and is now visited by pilgrims from around the entire world as a shrine.
Dated (02-08-2004) and circulated postcard, from Međugorje to Santa Maria da Feira.
"Jonesboro " - Methodist Church
Located on Main Street, Jonesboro (Tennessee). Erected in 1845 and retaining the main architectural features of its original exterior. The slave gallery at the back of the santuary indicated the Ante-bellum origin of the building. to the left is the house of The Three Sisters built in 1820.
Uncirculated postcard, another Jean-Claude kind gift!
"Charlston (South Carolina)" - St. Michael's Church
The oldest church edifice in the city of Charleston. The cornestone of the Episcopal Chuch was laid in 1752, and in 1761, the church was opened for services. The type of architecture is according to the tradition of Sir Christopher Wren. St. Michael's is one of the few city Churches in America that has retained the original design where the service is to be heard and all the workshippers to participate. The clock and bells were imported from England in 1764.
Uncirculated postcard, a Jean-Claude's courtesy!