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Săpânţa Peri Monastery. by vjdooms

In 1391, his grandchildren have given Dragos Voda Monastery land and real Peri, being built a stone church. For 312 years, this stone church had its headquarters Romanian Diocese of Maramures. Dragoşeşti princes wore Monastery time patron Saint Michael the Archangel. Sapanta-Peri were translated and copied to the Romanian first “Psalter”, “The Gospel,” “Legend of Sunday”, “Voroţean Codex” and “Acts”. Seal time led to the destruction of the monastery in 1783.

Săpânţa Peri Monastery was founded in 1997, in the village Săpânţa desire to resume the historical tradition of the ancient monastery of St. Archangel Michael in Peri, Maramures, on Ukrainian territory. Built by the parish priest Gregory Lutai, by architect Dorel heart Peri Monastery Sapanta received in 2005, a community of nuns, who previously started construction work continued. Maramures style church in the monastery was clad initially with 8.5 kg of gold and the cross, seven meters high, in turn, coated with four kilos of gold. The building is located on the banks of the Tisza and was conducted between 1998 and 2003. The monastery tower is visible from a distance of five kilometers Tisza and can be admired by Romanians in Transcarpathia, historical Maramures region remaining in Ukraine. Currently supported 6 nuns monastery, Abbot nun Agnia Ciuban.

With a maximum height of 78 m, Sapanta-Peri monastery church now stands in 3rd place between places of worship in Romania, after Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral and St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Cluj, and before other buildings towering wall as well as evangelical churches in Bistrita and Sibiu.

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The Big Blue by glynlowe

Blue cockerel takes roost on Fourth Plinth

The current Fourth Plinth commission, Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch was unveiled on 25 July 2013 in London’s Trafalgar Square. It is a 4.72m high rendition of a domestic farmyard cockerel saturated in intense ultramarine blue.

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