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Hi TE friends. Here I’m again after a very busy week. Continuing the series "The Old Town of Chania", I present you today the Cathedral of the city. The Cathedral of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary (Trimartiri)
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The present Cathedral was built on the site of an older church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. During the ottoman occupation of Greece, and consequently of Crete, this church had been converted into a soap-factory and belonged to the Turkish dignitary Moustafa Pasha Giritli. The construction of the church was completed in 1860 in the style of a three aisle Basilica. The middle aisle, covered by a pointed arch, is elevated. The other aisles are covered by cross-ribbed vaults and are divided vertically by the women’s balcony (a place set apart for women). On the north side of the temple is the tall bell-tower. The architectural elements of the temple are associated more with the tradition developed in the period of the Venetian occupation. That is: sculptured pseudo-pillars, cornices and arched openings. The east wall is decorated with large and impressive religious paintings, the works of G. Kalliterakis, G. Stravrakis, E. Tripolitakis and D. Kokotsis.
Recent pictures on Theme "Old Town of Chania"
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Only resized and cropped

I hope you like. Enjoy!

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Additional Photos by Yiannis Logiotatidis (logios) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 28 N: 398] (1903)
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