Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 10/22/2018


Photo taken on May 27, 2018


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Greece - Kastoria, Monastery Panagia Mavriotissa

Greece - Kastoria, Monastery Panagia Mavriotissa
The monastery Panagia Mavriotissa was founded in 1082/83 by Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos to commemorate the victory over the Normans and the recapture of Kastoria.

It is referred to in documents dating back to the 13th century as the monastery of Panagia Mesonisiotissa (= in the middle of the island). In the second half of the 17th century the name changed to Panagia Mavriotissa, because the inhabitants of the village of Mavrovo (nowadays ‘Mavrochori’) ensured that it remained in good condition.

The monastery played an important role in the history of the area, but remained closed for many years. It was reopened in 1998. Only a few buildings from the original monastery have survived. The church has a spacious narthex on the west side, which was added later. The interior is decorated with murals dating from the beginning of the 13th century. The icons on the outside date from the period 1259 - 1264.

The murals and drawings were damaged - all eyes of saints were removed - during Ottoman period. Some of these old frescoes were restored in the 13th century, while the outer wall of the narthex was decorated with new ones.

Pangia Mavriotissa is located at a beautiful location with very old platanus trees, at the banks of Lake Orestiada, at a distance of four kilometers from Kastoria ( www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47608732 ) and opposite the village Mavrochori. The monastery is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin. A chapel dedicated to John the Theologian, with wall-paintings executed in 1552 was erected beside it in the 16th century.

Eric Desjours, Lian, Janet Brien, Aschi "Freestone" and 66 other people have particularly liked this photo


67 comments - The latest ones
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Ineresting and nice!****
6 months ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
Very beautiful pictures !
Have a nice week
6 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful this my friend

Happy new week:)
6 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
très intéressant et superbe !***********************
belle semaine mon ami !
6 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
Great info and a super shot Jaap.
6 months ago.
fifi
fifi
Particulièrement Étonnant ! ******
Bonne semaine.
6 months ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Superb series Jaap. Love the detail in the PIPs.
6 months ago.
Guydel
Guydel
Merci beaucoup pour cette jolie visite et les explications ! Amitiés !
6 months ago.
Alda
Alda
good architecture!
6 months ago.
Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956
Kultur, Geschichte, Kunst, und Architektur, einfach Klasse!!!
6 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Sehr schön und ein interessanter Text ! Gute Woche, Jaap !
6 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Intéressant, belles photos !
6 months ago.
Ester
Ester
Inserting place, beautiful photos
6 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
interesting stoned place...
6 months ago.
Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau
Wunderbare Beschreibung zu dem altehrwürdigen Kloster. Sehr schön, Jaap.
6 months ago.
LuDoViC
LuDoViC
oh ! very nice place
6 months ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Marvelous details and very well shown!

Thanks for the note and for sharing, Jaap
6 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
tons of history, amazing shots, bravo¡¡¡¡
6 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, thank you for all your information about this pretty historical place, Jaap ! Have a nice week !
6 months ago.
RHH
RHH
Great information and a lovely peaceful place, Jaap. How fortunate you are to have seen this.
6 months ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Beautiful shot, great composition, love the PiPs - Thanks for the info Jaap, very interesting.
6 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Superbe photo avec notes. Merci pour le partage. Nicole.
6 months ago.
Adele
Adele
Superb image and great PiPs. Very interesting info as usual.
6 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Very Interesting Jaap
6 months ago.
Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Belissima imagem de um país de sonho!
6 months ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schöne Bilder Jaap!
6 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Kalimera, Jaap. Schitterende fotos.
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Tacheles
Kalispera !!
6 months ago.
Tacheles has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
LOL. Kalinichta.
6 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
A super image Jaap...............I like the textures and shapes you've captured in the stonework and it looks beautiful in the sunshine. The PiPs are very good........with some super detail and colour captured.

As always, an interesting and well taken image together with a fascinating narrative. Nice work my friend.
6 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautiful and interesting series!
6 months ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Un bel endroit !!
6 months ago.
Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira
Charming place and environment! Precious frescoes in the pips!
6 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock
I love the juxtaposition of straight lines and curves. Cheers, Joe
6 months ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
Great capture and information Jaap
6 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Wonderful survivor and very well captured.
6 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding capture and PIPs!
6 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Another interesting story and picture.
6 months ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Belle image, présentation et commentaire!!
6 months ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A beautiful looking place captured so well here, Jaap.
6 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Excellent series of images and nice information as always Jaap.
6 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Eine sehr schöne Serie. Mir gefällt das Gebäude aus diesen tollen Steinen! Auch die Gemälde sind wunderschön!
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
RHH
RHH
6 months ago.
Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy
A beautiful series of the monastery.
6 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Wonderful :-))
6 months ago.
RHH
RHH
Thanks for the visits and comments, Jaap.
6 months ago.
RHH
RHH
Have a great day.
6 months ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Klasse diese sehr schöne Bilderstrecke Jaap
6 months ago.
Cécile2016
Cécile2016
Beautiful place.

;-)
5 months ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
wat een prachtige reportage
5 months ago.
Meral Alkim
Meral Alkim
Großartige Aufnahme!
5 months ago.
Esther
Esther
The murals are stunning.
5 months ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Qué preciosas tomas de tan bello e interesante lugar
5 months ago.
Raven Lunatic
Raven Lunatic
A fascinating place, steeped in some very interesting history. Another most enjoyable series of images.
5 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
beautiful old stones, very well composed !
5 months ago.
natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE
bel endroit ! historique charmante image ! *******
5 months ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
very nice
5 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Beautiful. Nice details in PiPs.
5 months ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Belles images et détails pour cet endroit qui respire le calme
5 months ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Very nice photography!
5 months ago.
Leo W
Leo W
Impressive church. The PiPs with fresco were beautiful, too.
5 months ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
A delightful scene well framed, Jaap. Fascinating description too.
5 months ago.
cp_u
cp_u
wow!
5 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Wonderful!!!
5 months ago.
Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet
wat een rust, heel mooi, jij ook een gezellig weekend.
5 months ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
What a marvelous presentation of this ancient place. Whenever I go to such an old place, I just stand and TRY to understand the age...it's just too old. Your pictures really do a nice job showing the story of this place. The artwork is marvelous to see, though it's too bad that it's been so damaged over the years. We are lucky to see it at all though. Thanks for the information, you always do such a nice job giving us the historical details of each place. :)
3 months ago.