(This post has a Russian version.)
I’m not going to disrupt the photographs with my words in this post. Just want you to look at the views and take in the beauty of this country.
Before coming down to the river, I wanted to step into the church, to light a few candles and say a few hasty prayers. I will never pretend to be a good Christian, but I do have faith, and what I’ve got of it I try to keep.
The church in Tsipovo is small. This is pretty much all of it.
After exiting the church, we rushed to our boat to go to our next stop – Saharna.
Coming right up!
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.
Continue reading National Museum of Fine Arts: Ikons, a Permanent Display.