|Copyright: Shahriar Kashani (shkashany) (114)|
|Date Taken: 2016-08-07|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-08-22 6:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The original church was built in the early fourth century—between 301 and 303 according to tradition—by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by King Tiridates III. It replaced a preexisting temple, symbolizing the conversion from paganism to Christianity. The core of the current building was built in 483/4 by Vahan Mamikonian after the cathedral was severely damaged in a Persian invasion. From its foundation until the second half of the fifth century, Etchmiadzin was the seat of the Catholicos, the supreme head of the Armenian Church.|
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I love your grand view here of this church. Beauty in craftsmanship is always put forth. Inspiration for sure. Nice angle on the final result of your image.
Love this lighting ... Inspiring.
Interesting pov with good details.