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Gergeti Trinity Church

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Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: Tsminda Sameba) is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbek.The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate belltower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The 18th century Georgian author Vakhushti Batonishvili wrote that in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping.
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SONY
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DSC-RX10M4
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1/80 second
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Date Taken
Sep 9, 2019, 11:23:11 AM
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Thanks so much!

LindArtz's avatar
Simply Grand!   Truly breathtaking capture! :thumbsup::heart:!!!
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Such a dramatic and fantasy place... your composition makes it look unreal. Beautiful capture and editing... :trophy: :#1:
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I also thought it was a painting. It's really beautiful and the history is most interesting, too! 
Cyklopi's avatar
wow, this is real??? this is so beautiful, that's is hard to believe that it exists! it's like Edoras, Rohan's capital from LOTR😂...magical!
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There are a lot of churches like that, in Georgia.
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Wow! What a dramatic view.
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Beautiful! Looks almost like Edoras from The Lord of the Rings.

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BankPapper's avatar
ahhhh! I love the angle~~!
lynx318's avatar
Hilltop church is awesome on it's own, but to have that view every day, I'm envious!
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You mean this is REAL? It's not photoshopped? And that mountain... Whoa.
I envy anyone who has seen this with their own eyes. Thanks for sharing this image. Wow.
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Really cool site. Thanks for sharing the photograph!

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Fantastic photo.
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