Barboi Church (1615) , night - Second Prize Heritage , December 2008

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Bărboi church was built between 1841-1843, the foundation of a church dating from 1615 (Holy Friday) built by John Bear Barboi. Byzantine inside of the church was built of stone and brick. The porch , supported by Doric columns is done in classical style, while the tower elements present neo-Gothic Romance. Because of its shape and dimensions, the Barboi Church is Moldovan line of similar buildings on Mount Athos. Main entrance is marked by an imposing portal claimed on 6 stone columns with Doric capiteluri. The church has a central tower with large opening that develops a square. Central tower is framed by 4 towers with opening much smaller and have octagonal bases. The exterior of the church is composed of an Alternate blocks of stone and waist string of brick. The interior of the church is spacious and composed of 3 ship a central and 2 side separated by marble columns of Carrara and they have to the top cap in Corinthian style. In this church have their tomb, along Ioan Sandu Sturdza, the native prince of Moldavia of 1822, and other important members of family Sturza. All in the church, in a niche in the southern wall were submitted the poet Alecu Russo . There was a deacon Ion Creanga ( a great Romanian author) between 1863 and 1865. In turn found the library of a medieval writer Costache Conachi.

Biserica Bărboi a fost construită între anii 1841-1843, pe fundaţia unei biserici datând din 1615 (Sfânta Vineri) construită de vornicul Ioan Ursu Barboi. Interiorul bizantin al bisericii a fost construit din piatră şi cărămidă. Porticul, susţinut de coloane dorice este realizat în stil clasic, în timp ce turla prezintă elemente romanice neogotice. Datorită formei şi dimensiunilor ei, Biserica Bărboi este replica moldovenească a unor edificii similare de pe Muntele Athos. Intrarea principală este marcată de un portal impozant susţinut pe 6 coloane din piatră cu capiteluri dorice. Biserica are o turlă centrală cu deschidere mare ce se dezvoltă pe o bază pătrată. Turla centrală este încadrată de 4 turle cu deschidere mult mai mică şi care au baze octagonale. Parametrul exterior al bisericii este compus dintr-o alternanţă de blocuri de piatră de talie şi şiruri de carămidă. Interiorul bisericii spaţios este compus din 3 nave una centrală şi 2 laterale desparţite prin coloane de marmură de Carara care au la partea superioară capiteluri în stil Corintic. În această biserică îşi au mormântul, pe lânga Ioan Sandu Sturdza, primul domn pamântean din 1822, şi alţi membri importanţi ai familiei Sturza. Tot în biserică într-o nişă în peretele sudic au fost depuse osemintele poetului Alecu Russo, cel ce a scris poemul "Cântarea României". Tot aici a fost diacon şi a locuit în casa parohială Ion Creangă între anii 1863 şi 1865. În turn a fost găsită biblioteca scriitorului Costache Conachi.

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Comments (638)

Sergio Bagna on December 26, 2011

My compliments, Argenna! Very deserved prize, like!

dziwnowik on January 5, 2012

I ♥ THIS PHOTO !!!!!

    **YSL** was alerdy

♥ Best of Panoramio ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Christos Theodorou on February 8, 2012

Lovely night shot. - Friendly greetings from Athens.

Diana Popescu on February 21, 2012

Mi se par extraordinare fotografiile nocturne, in mod special aceasta! O saptamana frumoasa, Diana.

Amarildo Souza on December 3, 2012

Amazing picture.



majolets on December 23, 2012

Vraiment très bel effet les lampions !

sete garcia on April 1, 2013

Great night pic !! congrats too, LK, FV

best greetings, sete

beyer99 on April 3, 2013

wonderful nightshot !!! very well done !! LIKE Best greetings a.beyer

Rikimer on April 22, 2013

Great night shot, Argenna!

YSL 35/132

Best wishes, Willi

michel brenguer on March 12, 2014

Magnifique !!


Amicalement. Michel

Reiner Vogeley on March 14, 2014

Beautiful night photo, well photographed. ♥

With a best wishes, Reiner

robert ou (歐鴻錪) on June 15, 2014

Dear Argenna,

So nice night shot very skillful photo taking

F+ L

My favorite photographer

Robert ou

Anand Singh on October 25, 2014

Wonderful night shot. Well deserved for the prize. congratulations!

Like 136 + Fav 39

Best greetings from India, Anand

Argenna on April 19, 2015

Thank you very much for all your visits , appreciations and likes ,

Vasilj Balaev,

Peter Dziwnowik (thanks a lot for YS),

Szabolcs-Attila Bönd,




Sanjay Poudyal,

Sergio Bagna No View,

Christos Theodorou,

Diana Popescu,

Amarildo Souza,


sete garcia (many thanks for F),


Rikimer (and thaks a lot for YS),

Michel Brenguer 9and many thanks for YS),

Reiner Vogeley,

Robert (and thak you for F and selection in your favorite galleries),

Anand Singh

Have a nice Sunday. Greetings, Argenna.

Paolo P L on August 19

bellissimo notturno. like

Biplab Kumar Pal on August 28

Fantastic. Great shot, L+F, regards, Biplab.

Argenna on August 29

Many thanks for visits, appreciations, likes and favorite,


Biplab Kumar Pal.

Greetings, Argenna.

Krystyna Koch on October 13

Very good creation! Great night photo:) L*F Greetings from Poland, Krystyna.

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  • Uploaded on December 25, 2008
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    by Argenna
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE270,X815,C510
    • Taken on 2008/12/23 18:54:27
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired