The Chandelier in Agia Sophia, Thessaloniki

The most impressive thing I saw inside Agia Sophia Church in Thessaloniki is the big, bright and beautiful chandelier. It had so many Gryphons having a lamp holder on the head. Gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. I was so fascinated by it that took so many pics of it. I think it is made of silver or may be brass. The chandelier was dazzling in the low light around it. I searched the internet for more info on this, the make or history, but couldn’t find anything relevant. The glowing is etched in my mind very clearly.

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30 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, that is awesome indeed!! And your captures are superb — the next best thing to being there myself and I was — all those many years ago!! Thanks again for the memories and for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well!!

  2. Carver says:

    That's a stunning chandelier.

  3. Fly Girl says:

    I like the details of this. It looks like brass.

  4. Rachna says:

    Wow! That is such an amazing chandelier. So different and regal.

  5. The picture of the first chandelier in a Greece church is really amazed. We like it. All the best from us.

  6. Exquisite,ornate & beautiful.

  7. DeniseinVA says:

    A marvelous chandelier, very intricate in design. You took wonderful photos Indrani.

  8. MarjaK says:

    That is beautifull and very impressive!

  9. DIMI says:

    Hello Indrani!
    Wow!!What an impressive chandelier!
    I think it's a Byzantine style!Wonderful pictures indeed!I hope you have a happy day!
    Dimi…

  10. Hilary says:

    Such intricate details. Amazing.

  11. Anu n Sri says:

    Seriously Indrani, when I read the title of this post, I thought Why a whole post on only a chandelier! But after seeing these pictures, I now understand. So beautiful and intricate work. Very charming.

  12. Mridula says:

    The closeup pictures really give a different and beautiful perspective!

  13. Uppal says:

    Close ups bring out the exquisite designs!

  14. Its beautiful ! On reading the title I thought how beautiful a chandelier can be ?
    Its amazingly intricate.

  15. just three letters OMG.

  16. This looks so divine, so magical. This is one of your loveliest posts. 🙂

  17. Beautiful and royal with intricate decorations!

  18. Wowwwww…mind blowing!!!

  19. Awesome! Love the close up shots in particular…

  20. The intricacies of the chandelier are captured beautifully.
    Lovely photography.

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