Church of Bucharest

Kretzulescu Church, Bucharest, Romania

Kretzulescu Church, Bucharest, Romania

This great postcard of the Kretzulescu Church in the capital of Romania, Bucharest, comes from Danut. The church was commissioned between 1720 and 1722 by the boyar, Iordache Cretulescu and his wife, Sofia. It was originally painted but ever since it was restored, between 1935 and 1936, it has not been painted. The church was damaged during earthquakes in the city in 1940 and again in 1977 but was luckily restored. After the revolution in 1989, it once again had to be renovated. And to think, this beauty was slated for demolition when the communist regime came to power. Luckily they did not demolish it, otherwise I would not have had this beautiful postcard and Romania would have lost an amazing part of history!

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