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Saint Thaddeus Monastery

Posted by
Expose (Tehran, Iran) on 6 December 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Qara Kilissa ( The black Church )

Also known as Kara Kilise, is an ancient Armenian monastery located in the mountainous area of Iran's West Azarbaijan Province, about 20 km from the town of Maku. Saint Thaddeus Monastery can be seen from a distance because of the massiveness of the church, strongly characterized by 2 cuspidate tambours. There are several chapels nearby: three on the hills east of the stream, one approximately 3km south of the monastery on the road to Bastam, and another that also serves as the church for the village of Qara-Kilissa.
In July 2008, the St. Thaddeus monastery was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, along with the St. Stepanos monastery and the chapel of Dzordzor (two other Armenian monuments located in the same province).

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Marion from Liberty Township, United States

beautiful shot! the lighting and colors are superb!

6 Dec 2008 1:37pm

k@ from Paris, France

Hello ! Yesterday I posted an armenian monastery located... in Armenia ! (I'm armenian myself - from Istanbul, living in Paris ;-) I love yours and above all the sky with its clouds running fast ! Thanks for sharing* See you ?

6 Dec 2008 8:43pm

Masoud Nahali from Tehran, Iran

looks too great and old. wideness of capture is very lovely.

7 Dec 2008 11:33am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A fine HDR with excellent clarity and composition.

9 Dec 2008 12:34pm

Mohammadreza Rezania from Tehran, Iran

زاویه و کارد عالیه همچنین حالت پرسپکتیوش رو دوست دارم ...

10 Dec 2008 9:37am

Nader Kohansal from Tehran, Iran

Brilliant architectural shot. Colorful and very well framed. I like the wide perspective.

10 Dec 2008 4:58pm

اصغر محمدی from مشکین شهر, Iran

پویان جان سلام عکست واقعا فنی و جالب توجهه . یادش بخیر انگار همین دیروز بود !

22 Dec 2008 7:30pm

Mario from Portugal

Great work! Nice building.

31 Dec 2008 5:04pm

hassan from tehran, Iran

سلام پویان جان
خیلی زیباست.مثل همیشه.این کلیسا رو گمون نکنم کسی از یجاش عکسی نگرفته باشه
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2 Jan 2009 6:31pm

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