St. George’s Cathedral, Piran by @jaka_ivancic .
Selected by @zokus_gf, cofounder of @igslovenia.
St. George is the patron saint of Piran. As a Christian prince and knight from Capadoccia, and a saint and martyr, he became a protector of many towns. Rarely is any saintly knight mentioned so frequently in legends and myths as he. Even the Dardanelles were once named the Straits of St. George. In England alone, one hundred and sixty churches are dedicated to this martyr.
He is depicted as a mighty young man in his knightly outfit, on a white horse bearing his spear and a shield. The portrait of St. George on his horse, fighting a dragon, is one of the best known and frequently used motifs in Christianity.
The Christian legend about St. George is based on the pagan tradition about the coming of the spring season. Therefore, the Day of St. George (24th April) denotes and symbolises the return of the spring, resurrection and forthcomingness. /portoroz.si/
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