True Winter Story... True Winter Idyll about Monastery St. Joakim of Osogovo

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The monastery of St. Joakim of Osogovo is set amongst verdant woods near town of Kriva Palanka. It was founded in the 12th century and had always been an important cultural, religious and educational center. The most impressive wall paintings were done by Dimitar Andonov Papradishki and its frescoes are especially characteristic of the 19th century.

The monastery complex includes the two temples of St. Joakim of Osogovo and Holy Mother of God, a three-story dormitory, bell tower with a charnel house at the bottom, passage building, summer garden and kitchen, tile-building or watch-house, new dormitories and a residency of the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

Nowadays, art colonies, scientific gatherings and seminars are regularly organized in this complex.

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Comments (156)

gegè on March 2, 2012

Hello Stojan, nice to meet you. Thanks for your kind comments and likes, and congratulations for this night picture: it's very nice. L131. Greetings, gegè.

Mansoor Goheer on March 3, 2012

Beautiful ! … wonderful view with lovely colors, and lights !

LIKE 132

… Greetings from Pakistan

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Joan Crits on March 3, 2012

Bellíssima estampa!

G Kesmev on March 4, 2012

Красиво е!

Отличен кадър, харесвам!

Поздрави, Жоро

vaso77 on March 4, 2012

Very nice, L. Greetings Vaso

Alexandre Camargo Po… on March 9, 2012

Beautiful night shot. The landscape is very attractive to the eyes! LIKE

Michal Ritter on March 10, 2012

very beautiful photo and place the night,like Michal .. with greetings Michal

Diana Angelova on March 15, 2012

Very beautiful night photo! Like! Greetings from Bulgaria, Diana

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on March 15, 2012

Muy buena foto nocturna, bonito sitio, me gusta!! like 139

Nice. Like.

Arolldo Costa Olivei… on March 22, 2012

Foto linda e maravilhosa!!! Arolldo L+F

Tomros - Pano on March 22, 2012

Hello Stojan, Wonderful photo!

Like 142.

greetings, Tomas

D☼≈≈YmAc on March 27, 2012

Amazing shot! Like

Cheers, Donny

Gligo on April 5, 2012

Very nice night shot / LIKE

Best regards, Gligo

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on June 9, 2012

Beautiful place. LIKE

Anton Trötscher on August 8, 2012

Hi Stojan! A very beautiful night shot! It does look like it was a cold night! Many greetings and best wishes! Anton Trötscher

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