Monday, November 12, 2012
St. Nicholas Cathedral - Yombol, Bulgaria
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
Photographer: Emil Manchev
Look at this gorgeous cathedral dedicated to St. Nicholas (St. Nicolay in the Bulgarian language) that my friend Tanya told me about!
This city was the ancient Thracian city, Kabyle, that was re-founded as a Greek Polis - city - by Alexander the Great's father, Philip II. A very old history indeed.
These pictures are from a Bulgarian church in the town of Yambol dedicated to St. Nicolas the Miracle Maker. This church is the biggest in the town and was built in 1888, ten years after the Bulgarian liberation from the Ottomans!
Since Tanya is from Bulgaria...I think she is a very good source about this beautiful church!
(Notice the Icon of Christ)
The Cathedral On A Sunny Day
(Two above images are courtesy of Tanya)
The Lovely City of Yambol
Image courtesy: Holidays
Many many thanks to Tanya!