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Curtea Veche Church

Curtea Veche Church

Bucharest, RO

The Curtea Veche Church, built between 1545 and 1554, is the oldest church in Bucharest. The edifice served for two centuries as a coronation place for the princes of Wallachia. The Serbian-style edifice was influenced by the church of the Cozia Monastery.

Sf. Gheorghe Nou Church

Sf. Gheorghe Nou Church

Bucharest, RO

The new church of St. George is a church in Bucharest dating from 1705. It contains the first Romanian bookstore (1830), which plays an important role in the cultural and spiritual nationalism of Romanians.

Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral

Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral

Bucharest, RO

The Patriarchal Cathedral (since 1925) is a church founded between 1654-1658. The Cathedral is included in the List of Historical Monuments of Romania.

Nordskogbygda Church

Nordskogbygda Church

Hernes, NO

The Nordskogbygda church was completed in 1873. It is a relatively simple church, built according to the plans of engineer O. Schønheyder. Some changes were made in 1963, when the church received a new sacristy, an awning for the main entrance, new doors and windows.

Choral Temple

Choral Temple

Bucharest, RO

The Choral Temple was constructed between 1864 and 1866 as a copy of Vienna’s Leopoldstadt-Tempelgasse Great Synagogue, and it was designed by Enderle and Freiwald. The synagogue was damaged in World War II but was restored in 1945. The main hall was recently refurbished in 2015. It is still an active synagogue with daily services.

Great Synagogue in Bucharest

Great Synagogue in Bucharest

Bucureşti (Bucharest), RO

The Great Synagogue in Bucharest is an Ashkenazi synagogue built in 1846-47 by architects Israil Herș and Asher Ancel. This brick building in the Neo-Classical style now serves as a museum.

Unirea Sfântă Synagogue

Unirea Sfântă Synagogue

Bucharest, RO

The Unirea Sfântă (Holy Unity) Synagogue in Bucharest is an Ashkenazi synagogue built in 1908-1910 by architects Iulius Grünfeld and Herman Jankovici. This brick building in the Neo-Moorish style now serves as a museum.

Radu Voda Monastery

Radu Voda Monastery

Bucharest, RO

The monastery of Radu Voda seems to have been built for the first time in the 16th century. But having been damaged by fires (1595) and earthquakes (1829, 1838), the monastery was completely redesigned until the 19th century.

The Italian Chapel

The Italian Chapel

Lamb Holm, GB

Very soon after the Second World War was declared many Italian Soldiers were captured in North Africa. Over 1000 prisoners were transported to Orkney to assist with the construction of the Churchill Barriers being built to make Scapa Flow, the base for the home fleet more secure, following the sinking of HMS Royal Oak with the loss of over 800 British sailors.

Church of Rogne

Church of Rogne

Rogne, NO

The church of Rogne is an octagonal wooden church dating from 1857. The interior is relatively well preserved, but it was somewhat modified in 1907 and by restoration in 1957. The altarpiece dates from 1791 and comes from an old church on the site.

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