One of the most magnificent churches in all of Macedonia stands right above a small fishing settlement, on a cliff rising up from Lake Ohrid; St. Jovan Kaneo is a combination of Byzantine and Armenian architectural styles. Built in the honor of St. John the Theologian, St. Kaneo with its sublime atmosphere and views of the placid lake below, remains an inspiring place for spiritual contemplation.The church which was consecrated at the end of the 13th century was built on a rectangular stone base. Its exterior is decorated with ceramic decorative sculptures and stone carvings.Though the fresco painters are unknown, the fragments that have been preserved are of exceptional quality; the Communion of the Apostles and the portraits of St. Clement, St. Erasmus and Constantine Kavasilas especially stand out. Being as it is - an extraordinarily unique construction - St. Kaneo is indeed one of the most beautiful churches in Macedonia as well as in the whole Balkan region...
This is a famous and beautiful place - and you show it from an advantageous point of view. It gives the impression of standing there to the viewer. However, I would like to see this in colours ... The location of the church and the wideness behind it really are outstanding. Thank you for the informative note and the map view!
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What a lovely church, I think I have seen similar architecture in Thessaloniki in some of the churches there. A very nice view and a great composition with this man and dog looking very much like they would enjoy the pause and beauty of this landscape and place. I would too :-)
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