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Greece - Arta, Panagia Parigoritissa

Greece - Arta, Panagia Parigoritissa
The church of the Panagia Parigoritissa, dedicated to the Annunciation, was built at the end of the 13th century by the despot Epirus Nikiphoros Komninos Doukas and his second wife Anna Paliologina. It was formerly the katholion (= main church) of a large monastery. It became a dependence of the Kato Panaghia monastery, when it went bankrupt. The church is mentioned for the first time as a convent for nuns 1578.

Seen from outside the church is a large, almost cubic three-storey building. It is of the octagonal type with a central dome and also four smaller domes on each corner of the church's flat roof.

The interior of the church is extremely elegant and lavishly decorated with wall paintings, sculptures (16th century) and a iconostasis, which replaced the original marble one. The nave is square and has no internal supports. The dome (main picture) - adorned with mosaic depictions of the Pantocrator and the Prophets - rests on eight pilasters, on each of them stand three rows of smaller columns. This kind of architecture most probably has not been used to other Byzantine monuments. This makes the church very fascinating and quite unique.

Nowadays Panagia Parigoritissa is a (kind of) museum, where one has to pay a small entrance fee. But it allows visitors to take pictures.

Jean-pierre Kochli, Annalia S., Yuri Solncev, Maria Lovasz and 103 other people have particularly liked this photo


93 comments - The latest ones
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Superbe cadrage !! Joyeux Noël
2 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Beautiful Treasure.
Impressive series very well taken and shown.
Thank you for offring us this kind of gift at this time of the year.
2 years ago.
 Adele
Adele club
Beautiful series!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your dear ones, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Magnificent shot.
Splendid perspective
Fantastic picture.
Merry Christmas.
2 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Very beautiful old Church well taken !
Merry Christmas.
2 years ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
The Byzantine Art in its maximum splendor!!

Marvelous serie!!

Many thanks for sharing with us and also for the interesting note, dear Jaap!

I wish Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones, Jaap!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Beautifully captured.
2 years ago.
 Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca club
De belles photos pour la présentation de cette magnifique église... Le cadrage de l'image principale est magistral
Joyeux Noël
2 years ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
A beautiful collection of images of this church absolutely remarkable despite its external a little stocky aspect. Interesting and nice discovery, Jaap.
Have nice end of year festivities.
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOW, a marvelous series of this beautiful place !!!!!!!!!!
Merry Xmas to you and yours, Jaap !!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Excellent shot, PiPs and notes. Jaap! A winning combination in my book!
Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year!
Andy
2 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles
Zalig kerstfeest en een gelukkig nieuwjaar!
2 years ago.
 Zulma
Zulma club
I can always count on you my dear Jaap when I want a well-thought out tour of new places. What a gorgeous gift my friend. Thank you.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wunderbar, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
impressive view !
and superb rich series !
best wishes Jaap, for you and loved !
2 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Well taken and fascinating information, Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth club
This is an incredible image, Jaap! Wishing to a lovely Christmas and New Year.
2 years ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Ein großartiger Blick nach oben! Die PiPs geben weitere Eindrücke von dieser fantastischen Kirche.
Ich wünsche dir Frohe Weihnachten!
2 years ago.
 Biobauer
Biobauer club
Sieht aus wie ein Blick nach unten!
2 years ago.
 crisbou
crisbou club
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glücklickliches Neues Jahr!
2 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schönes Bild ,mit ebenso schönen PIP!
2 years ago.
 Ghislaine Girardot
Ghislaine Girardot
Superbe prise !
Joyeux Noel à vous !
2 years ago.
 ingo©kunow
ingo©kunow club
Feliz navidad
2 years ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
Very beautiful shot!
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo avec notes. Joyeux Noel. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Dank je wel voor je bezoekjes en commentaren op mijn fotopagina, deze werden gewaardeerd,
Een Fijn Kerstfeest voor jou en je familie, het is een mooie periode om geweldige foto's te maken, Jaap, dus ga gerust je gang, en ook mijn allerbeste wensen voor 2019..
2 years ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
More great images and history of interest; Happy Christmas Jaap.
2 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Beautiful and dizzying perspective, Jaap.
Happy holidays to you and yours.
2 years ago.
 Holger Hagen
Holger Hagen club
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
I know this is looking up but it could also be looking down !!!!
A splendid shot Jaap and I wish you a very happy time over the next few days.
2 years ago.
 Silvana -Silvy 51
Silvana -Silvy 51 club
molto bello, anche il reportage!
Happy Crhistmas!
ciao, Silvy
2 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Stunning shot requiring stiff neck position!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Dimas Sequeira club
Put the camera on the floor and there is no stiff neck problem.
2 years ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Joyeux Noël Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Iona
Iona
Magnifique *** Joyeux Noel
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
All so beautifully captured Jaap! Thank you for the information.

Merry Christmas.
Rosa.
2 years ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Great perspective and amazining architecture. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you, Jaap. All the best, Joe
2 years ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap,

Very well thought out and taken!

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Best Wishes
Peter
2 years ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
My goodness Jaap you do find some interesting places to visit, looks like you were flat on your back for this shot.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to HappySnapper club
Simply put the camera flat on its back on the floor and then used the self-timer
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
GOBSMACKING AWESOME!!! The main image is one I simply LOVE to take...to look up and appreciate the amazing artwork on the ceiling is so wonderful. To take a perfectly symmetrical picture that is an abstract masterpiece...*bounces around shrieking*...I LOVE IT!!!! *high five*

All of your insets are fabulous too...the shape of this church is really nice, and all of the detail shots inside are fantastic. I loved reading about the history of this obviously old place. How nice that you were allowed to take pictures...I was completely riveted by this show, Jaap. Thanks for taking the time to process all of these images so we could get a better understanding. :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :)
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 gezginruh
gezginruh club
Merry Christmas and a happy new year, Jaap!

Best greetings
Füsun
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Stunning images Jaap
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful image, great tones, textures and detail - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
A beautifully detailed photo, Jaap. Amazing detail.

Wishing you and yours a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2 years ago.
 Frank J Casella
Frank J Casella
Good job on this picture, Jaap. Not easy to look up and click the shutter. A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Frank J Casella
I simply put the camera on the floor and then used the self-timer.
2 years ago.
Frank J Casella
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
You are smarter than I am Japp. Though if I did it that way I'd be 'cheating', as I don't use the screen on the back of my digital camera, so I use it more like film. … so I have to look through the viewfinder.
2 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Stunning image with beautiful details!
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019 to you and yours, Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Elena M
Elena M
Merry Christmass and a Happy New Year!
2 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...Jaap !!
2 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Very impressive and beautiful photos ! Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Dinesh
Dinesh club
Excellent image -- thanks for the write
2 years ago.
 Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Impressionante!!
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Today I commented on an older image here:
www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47438976
2 years ago.
 limone
limone club
great view!
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
mooi!!!Merry Christmas!
2 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Belle perspective ! Un Joyeux Noël à vous.
2 years ago.
 Schussentäler
Schussentäler club
a wonderful church and your photos are great.
2 years ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful capture Jaap
2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Wonderful captured, Jaap. The perspective is great.
2 years ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
Eine wunderschöne Serie, Jaap..
alles Gute für 2019
Erich
2 years ago.
 Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic club
Très beau ! :-)
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Das ist ein toller Aufblick Jaap...und besonders PiP 1 gefällt mir dazu!
Auch Dir noch heute frohe Weihnachten und für das kommende Jahr schon mal alles Gute ;)
2 years ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Fabuleuse perspective. Génial !
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Hi there! Today I found this image I hadn't seen:
www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47426278
2 years ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
Thank you very much Jaap for wishes :)
☆ splendid shot → very attractive picture ★
Best wishes to You, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year → Marek-Ewjan
2 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Beautiful capture of the interior of the dome. I appreciate you showing us the rest of the church as well.
2 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Wow! What a neat shot. Good composition, focus and interest. Very well done.
2 years ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
impressionnant !!
2 years ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
magnifique
2 years ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Admirable angle de prise de vue!!
2 years ago.
 Berny
Berny club
great perspective!
2 years ago.
 Magali
Magali club
Un très beau reportage, merci pour ce partage.
2 years ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Remarquable!************
2 years ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Great POV!
2 years ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
Eine schöne, und interessante, gut dokumentierte Serie!
2 years ago.
 photosofghosts
photosofghosts club
Fantastic symmetry, great shot !
Happy New Year
Fabio
2 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Très beau mais aussi très impressionnant
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
The view into the cupola is fantastic, but the PiPs are also good!
2 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Fantastic picture, Jaap!
Happy New Year!
2 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Superb work and magnificent shot, Jaap !
Happy new year !
2 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Hope that you and yours had a blessed Christmas, Japp! Great shooting!!
2 years ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Impressive church, the main picture is excellent symetric composed
2 years ago.
 Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain club
Another great with history.
2 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Such a wonderful symmetry and masterly series of images enhance the magic beauty of this site, Jaap!
Thank you very very much for your always so accurate and most interesting notes !
best wishes from bea
2 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Bravo pour la qualité des images , en particulier celle-ci !
2 years ago.
 Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters club
A very well composed picture.
2 years ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
Sehr gute Arbeit!
2 years ago.
 Jose David
Jose David
Très belle perspective !
2 years ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Stunning main pic & a nice smaller series!
23 months ago.
 Martin M. Miles
Martin M. Miles club
Great shot!
22 months ago.

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