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Another night shot of the Varna Cathedral, this time on the background of completely dark sky.
Again taken without tripod, using the same trash bin for that purpose...:-)) I am afraid the quality is not one of the highest, but as I will be able to go out and take some shots not earlier than next week, hoped you wouldn't mind to see another sight of the Cathedral and enjoy its stained glass windows.

In the 1960s stained glass windows were placed: the southern ones (those facing the square and you look at) depicted the images of the authors of the Cyrillic alphabet St. Cyril and St. Methodius, and the northern windows - their followers St. Clement and St. Angelarii. The spring of 2000 revealed a new image of the cathedral - the patina-covered copper domes were refreshed with golden paint. Located in the very centre of Varna, the present-day Cathedral is one of the most famous buildings in the city.
The Cyrillic Alphabet is used by some other nations too, like Russians, Serbs, Macedonians, but in some slightly different variations. Nations during their historical periods have been mixing their culture in enigmatic ways, so this holds for the Cyrillic Alphabet too. I know some TE members may say that it could be quite a discussable theme how the two brothers created it and how much it really differs from the Greek one...(hi, George/Aegean..;-)) ...but what is more important here for me, is to show you the beauty of the image, drawn like icon on the window and visable from faraway. All disputes about what came first: the chicken or the egg, as well as who was first in doing something, sometimes are really without any meaning, because maybe it would be better if we stress less impact on the past from this aspect, and put more - on the future, thus not repeating the ugly mistakes...
So, let's enjoy the precious valuables history left us. We can always learn from the beauty and avoid the wars that have been led for possesing it...
Beauty is always on the bright side, so I hope you will enjoy its golden glow here...:-)

PP: slightly rotated, corrected the distortion, sharpened, resized. Pls, all comments for improvement are warmly welcomed!

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