Monday, March 16, 2009

Saint Mark's Church Optical IIllusion

St. Mark's Church was built from 1931 to 1940 on the site of an older church (1835). It was designed in the Serbo-Byzantine style by architects, Petar and Branko Krstić. At the south end of the church there is a sarcophagus with the remains of the Serbian Emperor Stefan Dušan (he'll be coming up on this blog in a couple of days).St. Mark's Church is home to one of the most valuable collections of Serbian 18th and 19th century icons.

I took this photo outside at night because I liked the light on the arches. When I changed it into black and white, I realized the light and dark form an optical illusion. Stare at it a bit....

12 comments:

Alexa said...

Yes, I see it! Too cool. Wonderful photo, bibi—and I definitely like it in b&w. Good choice for the 1st photo of your 2nd year (of many, I hope).

Jacob said...

Fascinating! Great job!

Tash said...

This is fantastic. It really is a illusion.

Marie Reed said...

You're right ! It's mesmerizing!

soulbrush said...

omg it's an escher! fab.

Mihajlo said...

opusteno !
Your talent is phenomenal.
Mihajlo

XAPT said...

This is such a wonderful photo... perfect for blowing up and displaying as wall art as well. You are really quite talented.

Thanks again for sharing snipits of Belgrade with the rest of us.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Bravo! Very well done.

Babooshka said...

This is a superb image, with the overhead lighting streaming through.

Becky said...

Wow! Well done! I love this shot...reminds me of M.C. Escher, an artist whose drawings are fun to colour. What a beautiful shot...I do love it.

Kevin said...

Great photos of St. Mark's column capitals. I am doing my thesis on Tas park. Do you have any photos of the entrance of the cave there? I am finding it nearly impossible to locate online :)

klikin20@scad.edu

Thanks,

Kevin Likins
Savannah College of Art and Design
Architecture

Bibi said...

Hello, Kevin!

I am currently in the US for a couple of months, due to a family matter.

I don;t have any photos of the caves' entrance....I haven't (gasp) even been there, but will make it a point to do so upon my return.

"Bibi"