Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The St. George Rotunda

The St. George Rotunda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_George,_Sofia in a inner courtyard of a complex of stalinistic architecture. The building in rehabilitation - Sheraton Sofia hotel Balkan.

4 comments:

Bulgariana said...

Ein schöner Kontrast!

slim said...

There's so much that I like in this picture! I love St. George's and the contrast with the surrounding buildings. I'm curious about the coloration of the bricks . . . and what about those gorgeous arched windows? Snow really adds to this picture.

You have a good eye!

manja said...

Eigentlich eine Frage: ist der bau symmetrisch, d.h. ist er unter kreuzkuppelkirche zu subsummieren, erbaut als materialisierung der idee "per crucem ad lucem", oder ist er ursprünglich ein baptisterium gewesen, wie es für rotunden um das 4.-10. jh. typisch gewesen?

Lachezar said...

Looks so beautiful and peaceful covered in snow! As timeless as it really is! Great angle!