25 juin 2010

Voronet and its sister sanctuaries

from New York TimesDeep in the Carpathians, Painted Parables By PETER WORTSMAN       WHEN the Moldavian prince Stephen the Great won his first decisive victory against the Turks five and a quarter centuries ago, he decided to mark the occasion with a grand monastery and adorn its walls with the colorful work of artisans of the day. With his second victory came another monastery. With the third, yet another. The result of his victories — 46 in all — was an unprecedented building spree within the... [Lire la suite]
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