The Weekly Photo: Art at the Rila Monastery

By Nomadic Matt | Published July 22nd, 2012

Religious art of Jesus at the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Religious art at the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

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Beautiful. Rila Monastery is a really cool site in one of Europe’s most interesting and best bargains (Bulgaria).

Wow, I am not a religious person at all, but these frescoes have such an amazing power over human emotion. Just being connected to the work that someone did all those centuries ago really makes you feel grounded within our shared human history. Even if I cannot be awed by the stories that these frescoes are trying to tell, I am beyond awed at the talent and dedication it took to complete them.

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