POTD: Romania: Stairway to Heaven, Sucevița Monastery

Posted by  Daniël Cronk   in       5 years ago     2300 Views     Comments Off on POTD: Romania: Stairway to Heaven, Sucevița Monastery  

Stairway to Heaven, Sucevița Monastery I visited Romania back in May 2004 with my very first digital camera, well before I started developing my photography hobby. Because of that there are very few photos from this trip, but this is one that does exist. It is of the "Stairway to Heaven", a fresco depicting the Stairway of Virtue. While sinners fall to eternal damnation (to the left), Paradise is still there (top right). The fresco was painted on the exterior of the Sucevița Monastery sometime in the early 1600s. It wasn't until 2010 that the monastery became inscribed by UNESCO as one of the painted churches of the Moldavia region of Romania.


I am very passionate about traveling. My goal is to visit as many places and experience as many things as I can during my short journey on this earth.