Friday, December 27, 2013

Church of the Lady of the Angels

This small Church building called the Church of the Lady of the Angels, is located in the town of Zakynthos, on the Greek island of Zante. This Church was built in 1687. However, due to a massive earthquake, this church was destroyed. Hence, it was later rebuilt at the same position and with the same materials and architecture, as the original. 

On the exterior of the building, there are some interesting reliefs of the Virgin and Angels, carved on the stone walls. On the bell tower one can find two stone slabs carved with depictions of the two-headed eagle, a symbol used by the Byzantine Empire and the Orthodox Church, and the Archangel Michael. 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos. Efharisto poli!

    +Gary Carson
    Aguascalientes, Mexico