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Sibiu - Romania’s Orthodox Cathedral by Camil Ghircoias
Via Flickr:
Built between 1902 – 1906 in a similar style with the Saint Sofia Cathedral from Istanbul. On this place was a Greek Church built in 1778. The architects were Virgil Nagy and Iosif Kamner from Budapest. Fresco paintings were made by Octavian Smigelschi and Arthur Coulin. The interior is dominated by a massive gold chandelier, about which swirl wisp of incense and neo Byzantine decorations. At the entrance a massive carved door that bears a German insignia. This is the second largest Orthodox Cathedral in Romania.