Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The unsinkable church in Mavrovo

The local people say that, God and Saints don't allow to complete disappearance this church in the lake. The phenomenon of its constant emerging from the water, villagers explain by "impossibility of immersion and oblivion of a sacred place".
The church was built by villagers in 1850. However, when in 1953 the dam was built to create a water power station, was decided that the church will be flooded. The rivers of Mavrovo and Radika slowly started to fill the valley, after some time the ceiling collapsed, but the church still standed.
Curiously enought, in the winter 1956, the valley was covered by a huge avalanche, killing 52 workers constructing the power plant. In the last time, the level of water in the lake slightly decreased, so it's possible to enter inside the church, which was usually covered at least to 1/3 of its height.

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