Photographer's Note

This is the exterior of the same church uploaded previously. It also has a smaller, less impressive summer church 50 metres away.,_2007.jpg

There is a lake in front of both churches held back by a weir. The backlight was too strong when I was there but under ideal light conditions and weather I am sure that it would be possible to get some nice shots with reflections. From Wikipedia: "One of the oldest monasteries of Moldova, Căpriana is situated in a picturesque forested area once called Codrii Lăpușnei.

The first significant reference dates from a document issued in 1429 that gave Căpriana the status of royal monastery on behalf of Alexander the Good. In this deed the holy abode was referred to as "mănăstirea de la Vâșnovăț unde este egumen Chiprian" (the monastery of Vâșnovăț where the hegumen is Chiprian) and was given in the possession of Alexander's wife - princess Marena.

After a period of decay, the monastery was rebuilt at the behest of Petru Rareș, from 1542 to 1545."

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