Golesti Church

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About this project

The Church Sfanta Treime Golesti is a historical monument located in the village of Golesti, belonging to the town of Stefanesti, Arges County, Romania. It is an architectural masterpiece that was built in the 17th century by the master Stoica, at the request of Stroe Leurdeanu, a great treasurer, and his wife Visa. The church is a fine blend of Wallachian, Moldavian, Armenian, and Middle Eastern influences. The church has a rectangular plan with a polygonal apse, without a porch. The interior is compartmentalized into a narthex, nave, and altar. The separation of the nave from the narthex by a solid wall pierced only by a door and the four buttresses that rise to the full height of the facades are elements that differentiate the monument from other contemporary churches. The wooden iconostasis, polychrome, stands out for its extensive decorative register dominated by vegetal elements. The imperial doors and the bishop's throne are carved in Brancovenesc style. The exterior bears the inscription of its founders, Stroe and Visa. The church is part of an ensemble of historical monuments located on the territory of Golesti village belonging to Stefanesti town. It is classified as a historical monument under code LMI AG-II-a-A-13698.

About the digitized model

The digitization of the exterior of the church was carried out using a UAS model DJI M30T (1556 images) and a Sony A7R3 mirrorless camera (1114 images) for the inaccessible area for the UAS. The 3D reconstruction processing was realized with Agisoft Metashape PRO 2.0. For the aerial photogrammetry, the original processing resulted in 134 million polygons (at Ultra High settings), while the terrestrial photogrammetry resulted in 113 million polygons. Both scans were aligned and scaled using ground control points. The presented optimized model has 770,000 polygons.