0 Likes

The Byzantine Rotonda in Thessaloniki
Greece

The image is shot in the early afternoon of New Year's eve. The Rotunda "St. George" is one of the places which tourists do not miss when visiting Thessaloniki. This Orthodox Church is elongated and built in the 3rd century. It is considered the oldest church in the city. In 1590 the church was turned into a mosque and a minaret was added. The mosque was used until 1912. Nowadays, the minaret still exists. In 1978 the Rotunda was destroyed by an earthquake, but soon after it had been restored. It is the oldest religious monument in Greece, which is added in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage. At the opposite end is the Arc of Triomphe. Made by LazyWeaver

Copyright: Branimir minkov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Uploaded: 10/01/2013
Updated: 24/03/2014
Views:

...


Tags: rotonda; church; street; restaurant; grass; tree
comments powered by Disqus

Anestis Voutsas
Rotunda of Galerius (Agios Georgios)
Stelios Tentoglou
Navarinou Square
Alexander Hadji
The church of Saint John at the catacomb in Thessaloniki
Alexander Hadji
The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) in Thessaloniki, Greece
Branimir Minkov
Small Square near Virgin Mary Church
Alexander Hadji
The square of XANΘ in Thessaloniki, near TV Tower OTE
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Thessaloniki By Night Other SIde Walking 01
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Thessaloniki By Night Lefkos Pyrgos Other Side
Valentin Arfire
G Thessaloniki April 26 2008
Valentin Arfire
F Thessaloniki April 26 2008
Dimitar Torbov
Aristotle Street in Thessaloniki
Marek Koszorek
White Tower
Dirk von Loën-Wagner
Double Arch - Arches National Park
Arroz Marisco
En route to Lungden
Ruediger Kottmann
Monopteros in the botanic garden at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim
Riess FotoDesign
Marsa shouna 02 egypt
Bob Masters
Torre Agbar
Jiri Vambera
Milovice 4
Adrian Whitcombe
Heights Of Abraham Cable Car
Jan Dunlop
Bungy Jumping from the Auckland Harbour Bridge
Riess FotoDesign
Daedalus steg mitte
Riess FotoDesign
Raseldesha
Ruediger Kottmann
Old ash tree in the Exotic Garden of the University Stuttgart-Hohenheim
Pascal Moulin
Sous la grue du quai de Granville - France
Branimir Minkov
Mayan Ruins near Xcaret
Branimir Minkov
Sirenis coconut beach in Uvero Alto
Branimir Minkov
Orchard in Osogovo Mountain
Branimir Minkov
2012 Maya Sculpture in Playa Del Carmen
Branimir Minkov
Scenery Painter in action at Parga
Branimir Minkov
Osogovo mountain meadow
Branimir Minkov
Occidental Theater in the Jungle
Branimir Minkov
Pamporovo at the orthodox church "Assumption"
Branimir Minkov
Lagera Park in Winter
Branimir Minkov
Xcaret at Seat Trek
Branimir Minkov
Occidental Beach near Xcaret park
Branimir Minkov
The lake in Parque del Retiro
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.