A Christmas evening promenade in Athens - church of Kapnikarea

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“Kapnikarea” or Church of Madonna Kapnikarea is called this small Byzantine church dating from the 11th century and situated in the center of Athens, Ermou Street, the busiest street of the historic city center.

The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and belongs to the University of Athens, so we called the "Sacred Temple University."

The architectural style is of a complex four-columned cruciform reported that was built on the site of an older church which was erect Evdokia, Athenian wife of Emperor Theodosius the Little (408 – 450 A.D.). The original church was built in turn (as customary) on the foundations of an ancient Greek temple, dedicated to a female goddess, probably Athena or Demeter. In the church are built building elements such as columns with Roman capitals and built sculptures and inscriptions.

On the north side of the temple has been added the chapel of Santa Barbara.

(from Wikipedia)

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Comments (60)

Rosalia© on January 3, 2012

Wonderful old house and beautiful colores L+YS.

>>>HAPPY><NEW><YEAR<<<! Regards, Rosalia

Christos Theodorou on January 4, 2012

Rosalia© - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best Wishes and Happy New Year - Kind regards from Athens

hryckiewicz gr on January 5, 2012

Beautiful Byzantine church \, Like

Happy New Year ! Christos, best wishes / Grażyna

Christos Theodorou on January 5, 2012

hryckiewicz.gr - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Michael Trezzi on January 10, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. Greetings, Michael

Christos Theodorou on January 10, 2012

Michael Trezzi - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Сергей Миронов on January 10, 2012

Прекрасная фотография!

Christos Theodorou on January 10, 2012

sergey mironov - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on January 11, 2012

Very nice place ,beautiful photo !

LIKE !

GREETING,Natuska

Christos Theodorou on January 11, 2012

Bánfalvi Suzi Natuska

►Mariano


Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Brigitte Uras on January 11, 2012

jolie photo like !Brigitte

Christos Theodorou on January 11, 2012

Brigitte Uras - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

makis-GREECE ® on January 14, 2012

Καλησπέρα Χρήστο!

Πολύ όμορφη και "ζεστή" εικόνα!

Α!

Christos Theodorou on January 14, 2012

makis-GREECE ® - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

Nadia Kushnir on January 19, 2012

BEAUTIFUL! LIKE!

Christos Theodorou on January 19, 2012

nadiakushnir - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Phyllis “Tillie” M. on January 20, 2012

Hi Christos! I LIKE this photo of the little church taken at night...and equally well,the information you gave. :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Warmest wishes to you for a fabulous 2012. Phyllis

Christos Theodorou on January 21, 2012

tillieannie - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Sylvie Zen on February 12, 2012

Great shot by night. I like this small church !

Christos Theodorou on February 12, 2012

Sylvie Zennir - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on December 26, 2011
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2011/12/26 20:19:29
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