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Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation


Also known as the St. Gabriel's Greek Orthodox Church, in Nazareth. This is a shot of the interior, showing what I believe is quite standard for a Greek Orthodox Church. Opulent and accesible. 



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Your photo shows it well - opulent and accessible describe it perfectly.
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth - accessible also includes some priest that will be on duty. I had many a good discussion with them, here and in Greece as well.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Feb 2016, 04:54
what a wonderful scene. I always love those icons, beautiful art work.
A wonderful scene, I like the POV.
Louis: They always decorate from bottom to top. Thank you Astrid.
very opulent and exceptionally beautiful art Louis... the wood sculptured walls are superb....petersmile
Louis: Very special, I agree, peter
WOW. Just WOW.
Louis: It is a WOW, indeed, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2016, 06:35
Love the paintings (icons?) and wood carving Louis
Louis: Yes, they are icons. The word "icon" is normally used to refer to images with a religious content, meaning and use. (I looked it up, to make sure).
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2016, 07:23
Accessible - they could teach a lot tot he Anglican Church in this country which locks so many of its Churches, Louis
Louis: Many Protestant churches are Sunday only churches. There is a lot of room for improvement, Lisl.
Orthodox churches are usually devoid of chairs, apart from a few for those that need them, Louis. Was this the case here? I guessed this was an Orthodox Church as soon as I saw the shape of that crown.
Louis: No chairs, gutteridge. What I found most interesting was the Bible in Arabic writing. It must be, because the city is mostly Palestinian, I guess.
Wow, what a wonderful scene Louis!
Louis: I agree, that it is wonderful, Richard
I have been in only one to measure windows for a quote. I loved the paintings, as I do here.
Louis: You probably didn't get the assignment, otherwise you would have been there many times. Pity, because that sounds a very interesting thing to do.
The Icons are very fine and so is the wood!
Louis: Thank you Bill.
Impressive places aren't they?
Louis: I agree with that sentiment, Tom
I am pleased to see a genuinely iconic photograph...
Louis: Heh, heh - thank you Larry.
It looks very rich and welcoming Louis.
Louis: I tend to agree, gutteridge.
very nicely composed, Louis. another fine shot
Louis: Thank you Ayush
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2016, 08:03
I love the artwork, Louis.
Louis: The Greek churches tend to be very ornate in an artsy way.

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