Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ukraine: Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatians Metropolitans

The Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans represents a masterful synergy of architectural styles built by Czech architect Josef Hlavka from 1864 to 1882. The property, an outstanding example of 19th-century historicist architecture, also includes a seminary and monastery and is dominated by the domed, cruciform Seminary Church with a garden and park. The complex expresses architectural and cultural influences from the Byzantine period onward and embodies the powerful presence of the Orthodox Church during Habsburg rule, reflecting the Austro-Hungarian Empire policy of religious tolerance. 

Thanks to Ms Olesya.

1 comment:

  1. plants are typical Ukrainian plants. these stamps are our standart. two other are works of arts of our national symbol Taras Shevchenko - poet and artist as well