Curchi is situated close to Orhei, in Codru. Founded in the 18th century, it was closed down in the middle of the 20th and turned into a psychiatric hospital. It stayed that way for about 50 years, and was reverted back into a monastery in 2002.
This country is approximately 98% Christian. The majority of those 98% are of Eastern Orthodox denomination. Meaning, ikons are as much part of worship, as they are of daily life and, indeed, art.
I have a complicated – or maybe just complex – relationship with religion, but I figure whatever faith you are, you can still appreciate ikons as pure art form.
“I don’t know if I should cross myself, or not,” I said at the beginning of the display, mostly to myself.
“Some do. Others don’t,” the museum attendant said, mostly to just say something.
The Good Shepherd.
That’s just how I roll.
But yeah, sometime around Orthodox Easter, I dragged my brother’s sorry arse out to the Central Park to snap a few shots of the decorations. I’m not exactly good at night photography, but hey, most of the stuff was static, so these shots are half-decent. They are a little bit stale, time-wise (eggs & candles & angels & all), but I hope you’ll still like ’em.
But before we switch to eggs and bunnies, I’d like you to take a look at Posta Moldovei. Which is, Moldova’s Post Office. I’ve always loved this building. So nice. I visit it often, as I kinda like Postcrossing, when I have the 50 cents to spare for a stamp.