Re: [Authentic_SCA] points to Effingham... about that fresco.
- Jeff Heilveil wrote:
> Yes, Effingam, it is Old Church Slavonic, or a derivative thereof. It isHey, every now and then I get one right. <G>
> also a fresco of the Last Judgement. Very impressive. I wasn't hanging
> out to see what others thought... I was trying to get the house together
> as I just found out that my in-laws are dropping in on Monday.
> In Moldavia (Northern modern Romania, though it's own Feudal State by
> 1359) is a monastary which was built around 1488 in a town called
> Voronets. Oddly enough :-), the monastary is also refered to as Voronets.
> Anyway, the entire outside of the building is covered in frescos (as is
> the inside) which were done in the latter half of the fifteenth century.
> By some odd stroke of luck (and decent shading by the forest at whose edge
> Voronets sits) a lot of the frescos have manages to survive in excellent
> shape. Note that that haven't really been worked on since period. In
> fact, most references to Voronets are shocked at the state of the murals
> considering the neglect of the building...
> There is an awesome book called Voronets (out of print, no ISBN, pub.
> 1969), which I can bring to Pennsic if people want to see. The entire
> West Facade of the building is a giant fresco of the last judgement.
> Keeping in mind that this area of the world had been run over by Mongols
> for about 100 years and then faced with the threat of the Ottomans for
> about another 100 (though the good citizens of Brasov would have had to
> deal with them first...) it should be unsurprising who was picked for the
> role of "those going to hell."
> Thanks for the info on the hats. Haven't made it back to the files in a
> while. Home computer is slow.
> Well, back to the unpacking and moving stuff. AK! Too much mess. I was
> hoping to stake out my garden this weekend as well (leaving a 16' circle
> so I can practice putting up the Ger in the backyard, since Despina and I
> have put it up a total of twice...
> Cu drag,
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