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Church of the Assumption
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Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary
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Greece - Tegea, Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Greece - Tegea, Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary
The Holy Temple of the Diocese of Tegea - dedicated to the Assumption of Mary - is located at one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. The human presence was consistent, there are ancient findings, Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine. Remnants of a middle-ages castle have also survived. Essentially it is an enormous open archaeological site shaded by tall trees in a green park.

The original Byzantine church must have been built in the 11th or 12th century. It was the cathedral of the medieval town of Niklio. The church seems to have been built above the ancient theatre of Tegea, with materials taken both from the theatre and other nearby buildings, such as the early-Christian churches and the medieval wall that used to stand there.

After the decline of Tegea and its destructions by wars and earthquakes, the church remained in ruins until the 19th century. It was restored in the period 1884-1888 based on the study of the Austrian architect Ernst Ziller. Due to this restoration, the upper parts of the monument have been altered.

The church was not signposted and it took some effort to find its location. Unfortunately it turned out to be closed and there was no one who could help us with a key. As a result we were unable to see (and photograph) the interior with the religious paintings.

Gudrun, Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*, Ernest CH, sunlight and 88 other people have particularly liked this photo

93 comments - The latest ones
Nouchetdu38 club
Lovely church!!!!!! **********************
2 months ago.
Philippe club
Impressionnante ! Un château fort ;-))
HFF et bonne fin de semaine.
2 months ago.
HappySnapper club
A real European gem Jaap, HFF and a good weekend for you too.
2 months ago.
Guydel club
Belle lumière sur cette superbe église ! Bonne journée Jaap ! Amitiés !
2 months ago.
Annemarie club
What a marvellous light. Great framing. Happy weekend Jaap
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Love this Greek architecture ! This church is beautifully taken. Bonne journée et HFF, Jaap !
2 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful image, nicely framed, wonderful PiP's.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
beautiful church and greatly impressive photo Jaap!
Have a very nice weekend !
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
2 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbe église bien captée !
Bon weekend. Amitiés
2 months ago.
 Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca club
Belle église vue sous différents angles ce qui permet d'en apprécier l'architecture...
Bonne fin de semaine
2 months ago.
Berny club
a beautiful building!
2 months ago.
FotoArt club
HFF und ein wunderbares Sommer-Wochenende.
2 months ago.
Jean club
A magnificent building made even more beautiful by the shadows.
2 months ago.
 michael / nureinmoment /
michael / nureinmome… club
it must be beautifully cool inside ....
2 months ago.
Xata club
My fave for the last PIP, even without fence, LOL!
HFF Jaap
2 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Sehr schön gezeigt, Jaap – und danke für die Information!
2 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Bello edificio, buena captura. Feliz fin de semana . Stay healthy.
2 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
A fabulous photo Jaap lovely light and shade,great narrative.
2 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting History
2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent images and interesting narrative Jaap,
HFF and a good weekend.
2 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
HFF Stay safe and healthy Jaap.
2 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very pretty church, Jaap !!! HFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
 David Slater (Spoddendale)
David Slater (Spodde… club
Have a nice weekend Jaap. Best wishes.
2 months ago.
grobi358 club
A lovely little church! I saw the Fence in background! ;)) Have a sunny weekend Jaap!
2 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Great series on this lovely Orthodox church, Jaap. I particularly like the third pip.

HFF and have a nice weekend!
2 months ago.
Léopold club
Un éclairage du jour parfait pour faire ressortir les atouts de cette magnifique architecture façonnée avec raffinement.
2 months ago.
Christa1004 club
What impresses me are the dimensions of this church, which are almost square... HFF Jaap.
2 months ago.
neira-Dan club
Belle église byzantine !! et série :: HFF et bon WE Jaap
2 months ago.
J.Garcia club
Amazing images and perspectives of this wonderful Orthodox church
The shadow as a fence is a great idea
Thanks for sharing and also for the interesting information, Jaap
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Wonderful framed impression of this beautiful looking church. HFF, wish you a nice weekend ahead, Jaap !
2 months ago.
Frode club
HFF Jaap and have great weekend.
2 months ago.
ATAMA club
well, well, well. Congretulations.
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Beautiful building and lovely framing. Also great PiP's HFF.
Take care and enjoy your weekend.
2 months ago.
tiabunna club
An impressive church and image series, Jaap. A pity you were unable to enter - maybe next time! HFF and best wishes for the weekend.
2 months ago.
Proxar club
very beautiful, HFF!
2 months ago.
RHH club
What a beautiful church. Sorry you couldn't get in it.
2 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Beautiful shadow play! Have a nice weekend, Jaap.
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Beautiful sunlight and lvoely dappled shadows. The church looks splendid amidst the trees and I like the detail you've captured. Super PiPs too and an interesting narrative. Such a shame you couldn't get a look inside.

Take care Jaap............and have a lovely weekend.
2 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
Amazing and different, lovely volumentric shots with fantastic tree shadows over the walls, the dome is the very tall with colored glasses, surely can bring different color efect with lights
Another great serie and description Jaap, thaks a lot
2 months ago.
 Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956 club
Wunderschön mit PIPs in Szene gesetzt
Viele Grüsse
2 months ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
Wonderful building, definitely a *background fence* :-)
2 months ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
Great set of shots , I remember lots of these in different parts of Greece, HFF and enjoy your weekend.
2 months ago.
Chris10 club
Prachtig Jaap! Dat ziet er goed uit, zowel de foto als wat op de foto staat...

Groet, Christien.
2 months ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
Wat een mooie kerk, Jaap, en je foto's zijn geweldig. Een heel fijn en gezond weekend aan jou. :-)
2 months ago.
uwschu club
HFF Jaap, schöne Aufnahmen
2 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Got to admit to loving this type of lighting Jaap. A pretty impressive little church too. Well done.

HFF, enjoy this weekend. Herb
2 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Une nouvelle série à couper le souffle avec ces vues qui détaillent bien la beauté de cette église ! Beau reportage très apprécié, Jaap !
Passez un agréable week-end, HFF !
2 months ago.
Ecobird club
A superb series of images Jaap. I love the dappled sunlight across the ground and the side of the building. Beautiful detail and great notes. What a shame you could not go inside on this occasion but it was still well worth the visit. HFF and have a good weekend
2 months ago.
Tacheles club
HFF Jaap.
2 months ago.
TOZ club
Great set of shots Jaap beautiful building.
HFF have a good weekend.
2 months ago.
cammino club
Wonderful images of this old church!
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
◦•●◉✿ Have a great weekend✿◉●•◦
2 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap

A very nice picture, which I like very much. (And I found the fence in the background!)

Wonderful composition and framing!

Best Wishes, HFF, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
2 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Interesting history of the church! The mix of architectural styles becomes quite noticeable. HFF a fine weekend, Jaap!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
HFF. Superbe. Nicole.
2 months ago.
 Ron Stachowiak
Ron Stachowiak club
Prachtig in beeld genomen interessant en markant historisch gebouw ,
Prettig en gezond week-einde
2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent additions to the gallery Jaap

Thank you for posting in the group
2 months ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Magnifique !!!
2 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A nice composition of a lovely building, you could call the decorative edge to the roof 'A roof fence' :)) I hope you have had a HFF and that your weekend is a good one Jaap
2 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Great composition on the pictures Jaap' brilliant quality and full info' too... thanks..// Have a fine weekend.. and keep well........ Cheers from ..David J'.
2 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
A stunning capture, well done Jaap
2 months ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
Belated HFF and stay safe and healthy!
2 months ago.
.Krisonteme club
Superbe entre ombre et lumière
2 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks for your visit, Jaap.
2 months ago.
 Anke Brehm
Anke Brehm
Natürlich gerahmt und ein schönes Lichtspiel.
2 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful set of images!
I like the architecture of the church and the great light and shadow-play in the title shot.
Thanks for the information. Have a beautiful new week, Jaap!
2 months ago.
gezginruh club
Great architecture and wonderful composition!

Belated HFF and have a nice weekend,Jaap!
Stay safe and healthy!

Best wishes
2 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Beautiful architecture. Great use of light and shadow. Keep safe and have a good weekend. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
How beautiful in that light ! ****
and the pips are great too.
Have a lovely week end, dear Jaap.
2 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day and a good weekend, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Esther club
What a beautiful church.
2 months ago.
trester88 club
Beeindruckendes Gebäude mit schönen Schattenstreifen!
2 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
have a nice weekend. fantastisch
2 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Merveilleuse dans cette lumière ! Bon dimanche.
2 months ago.
 Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
2 months ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen!
2 months ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Beautiful architecture splendidly taken, Jaap.
Love the light and the plays of shadows
2 months ago.
 Silvana -Silvy 51
Silvana -Silvy 51 club
chiesa e luogo mi sembrano meritevoli di una visita approfondita..
ciao, Silvy
2 months ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
Love history.
2 months ago.
Très agréable cette ambiance dorée.
2 months ago.
photosofghosts club
Splendid frame of leaves and nice light over the ancient church.
All the best
2 months ago.
 Hubs 56
Hubs 56 club
a shady place
2 months ago.
Brunot club
Très belle église, je n'en avais jamais vu de ce type !
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Brunot club
Greece has a lot of them !!
2 months ago.
 Christine Schiller
Christine Schiller club
Ein wunderbarer Platz .. Licht und Schatten beeindrucken!
2 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Nice shaded pattern on this lovely Byzantine church.
Quite a charming site and compositions.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
I like that specific architecture !
2 months ago.
HelenaPF club
Une très belle architecture!
2 months ago.
sunlight club
Wonderful pictures of this church !
2 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
magnifiques prises********************
bonne journée Jaap♫
2 months ago.
 Henri d'Anger
Henri d'Anger club
A marvellous photo!
6 weeks ago.

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