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Η ιδέα της χαρτογράφησης άγνωστων πτυχών δημοφιλών τουριστικών τόπων συνεχίστηκε, μετά την ανατολική Κρήτη, με τον οδηγό αυτό για τη Ρόδο. Οι συντελεστές της έκδοσης εξερεύνησαν, κατέγραψαν, φωτογράφισαν και μετέτρεψαν τις εμπειρίες τους σε έναν πρακτικό οδηγό, αφιερωμένο σε όσους θέλουν να ταξιδεύουν «ψυχή τε και σώματι».


Κείμενα: Judith Lange

Φωτογραφία: Judith Lange, Μαρία Στέφωση

Σχεδιασμός και καλλιτεχνική επιμέλεια: Μαρία Στέφωση

Μετάφραση: Julia MacGibbon

Επιμέλεια δοκιμίων: John o'Shea

Εκτύπωση και βιβλιοδεσία: Γραφικές Τέχνες Δετοράκης ΑΕΒΕ

ISBN: 978-960-98384-3-6

C H A P T E R 4

The central nave of

the church

The little museum

attached to the

church displays

holy relics, icons

and antique

manuscripts

The centre of the church, in the form of

a Latin cross and covered entirely with very

precious frescos, is also its most ancient part,

dating back to the fourteenth century. The

fresco cycles adopt the usual compositional

pattern of Byzantine-Orthodox art, but their

expressiveness, their colours and their

treatment of the sacred themes reveal the

originality and the passion of the artists who

created this work of extraordinary beauty.

Walking in the nave one has the impression of

being enveloped in a great Holy Book: here

there are the stories of Christ, of Mary, of the

saints and of their miracles, the cycle of the

Creation of the World in which God holds up an

enormous iris and separates the heavens from

the darkness. Some of the biblical stories are

very beautiful, including a cruel Expulsion from

Paradise and an expressive Sacrifice of Isaac,

and we see luminous armies of angels, but also

the legions of the Devil. The cycle illustrating

the Apocalypse of St. John is very interesting,

and features some terrifying details like the

Beast with Seven Heads, the Four Horsemen of

the Apocalypse and the demons and the

tortures of hell.

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