02. 11. 2014.

UNESCO - Ensemble Of The Ferapontov Monastery, Russia

The Ferapontov Monastery, in the Vologda region in northern Russia, is an exceptionally well-preserved and complete example of a Russian Orthodox monastic complex of the 15th-17th centuries, a period of great significance in the development of the unified Russian state and its culture. The architecture of the monastery is outstanding in its inventiveness and purity. The interior is graced by the magnificent wall paintings of Dionisy, the greatest Russian artist of the end of the 15th century.
I have received this postcard in the forum via tag - thanks a lot Natalia! Its always a gamble, you can receive something disappointing but also something as great as this..! The second I saw the stamp I knew I will at some point include it on Sunday Stamps. And today is the anything you wish day :)

The matching stamp/souvenir sheet shows the monastery from the outside as the inside view of an icon/fresco by Dionisius of St Nicholas, the patron saint of Russian merchants. 
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