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17-MAY-2009 Jola Dziubinska

St. George Cathedral

Lviv, Ukraine

The Greek Catholic Archbishop's Cathedral of Saint George, by architect Bernard Meretyn, constructed in 1744-1761, is a remarkable example of Rococo architecture. Located at the height of St. George Mount, it dominates the surrounding area.
The main fašade of the Cathedral with its splendid portal and figures of Saints Athanasius and Lev Sheptytsky - high clergymen to whom the cathedral owes its existence.
The attic above the portal is topped by a sculptural group of St. George Slaying the Dragon, by artist Jan Pinsel. This is one of the best examples of 18th century Lviv sculpture.

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jlm23-May-2009 18:57
Nice architecture!
Jay Levin23-May-2009 18:27
Beautiful architectural shot, Jola. Vote
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography23-May-2009 15:18
Excellent capture, Vote.
J. Scott Coile23-May-2009 12:27
Great light, color and composition.
Gerard Koehl23-May-2009 11:49
Magnifique Cathédrale bien mise en valeur. V
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