The Church with the Moon

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Artwork: KENDERESI RAREŞ

The cathedral of the orthodox episcopate of Oradea, the Church with Moon was built between 1784-1790, in baroque style with neoclassical influences after the plans of the architect Éder Jakab. The inside pictures were realized by the Teodorovici brothers and by Paul Murgu. It has a bell-tower of 55 m high. In the tower under the clock there is a sphere with a diameter of 1 m painted half black and half golden. With the help of a mechanism the ball rotates in function of the rotation of the Moon round the Earth presented by his rotation all the Moon periods. The mechanism made in 1973 by the clock-maker Georg Rueppe sill functions. (K.R.)

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