Photographer's Note

The Sfanta Treime (Holy Trinity) Orthodox Cathedral in Sighişoara in Central Romania is a relatively modern addition to the skyline of this ancient town whose other churches date back as far as the 12th century.

The cathedral was built in Byzantine style between 1934 and 1937 on the banks of the Tarnava Mare and provides an interesting contrast to the medieval fortified city on the other side of the river which is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site (I will post a photograph from there later).

About 85 per cent of Romanians belong to the Romanian Orthodox church, which is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches.

When I was driving into Sighişoara from the south, I saw some aircraft trails radiating up from the horizon in the blue sky behind this cathedral. I thought it would make a great shot so quickly looked for somewhere to park the car. I couldn’t immediately find anywhere to park, but recalled reading in my guidebook that it was common practice in Romania to park on the sidewalk. So that’s what I did. However, by the time I found the right POV for this shot, most of the aircraft trails had dissipated, so this shot doesn’t have the same impact as what I saw ten minutes before. And when I returned to my car I found there was a parking ticket on the windscreen. So don’t believe everything that you read in guidebooks!

I’ve also posted to the Workshop an alternative view of the cathedral taken from a slightly different POV and including a modern police station that is located to the right hand side of the cathedral. The proximity to the police station probably explains how I got the parking ticket so quickly.

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Additional Photos by David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 108 N: 2568] (7797)
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