Tuesday, 25 June 2013

1424 PL - Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine (2013)

Brief Description

"Situated in the eastern fringe of eastern Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of 16 tserkvas, churches, built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths. They represent the cultural expression of four ethnographic groups and the formal, decorative and technical characteristics they developed over time. The tserkvas bear testimony to a distinct building tradition rooted in Orthodox ecclesiastic design interwoven with elements of local tradition, and symbolic references to their communities’ cosmogony. The tserkvaare built on a tri-partite plan surmounted by open quadrilateral or octagonal domes and cupolas. They feature wooden bell towers, iconostasis screens, and interior polychrome decorations as well as churchyards, gatehouses and graveyards."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1424  

1424-001     Brunary Wyżne-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel
1424-002     Chotyniec-Tserkva of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1424-003     Drohobych-Tserkva of Saint George
1424-004     Kwiatoń-Tserkva of Saint Paraskeva
1424-005     Matkiv-Tserkva of the Synaxis of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1424-006     Nyzhniy Verbizh-Tserkva of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1424-007     Owczary-Tserkva of Our Lady’s Protection
1424-008     Potelych-Tserkva of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
1424-009     Powroźnik-Tserkva of Saint James the Less, the Apostle
1424-010     Radruż-Tserkva of Saint Paraskeva
1424-011     Rohatyn-Tserkva of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
1424-012     Smolnik-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel
1424-013     Turzańsk-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel
1424-014     Uzhok-Tserkva of the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael
1424-015     Yasynia-Tserkva of Our Lord’s Ascension
1424-016     Zhovkva-Tserkva of the Holy Trinity 

Courtesy of wanda164 from postcrossing forum
1424-012     Smolnik-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel

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