P7130656ac Strange 2 CV Citroën Limousine at Church of All Saints 1674
Church of All Saints (Vsekhsviatskaya) : The church was completed in 1674 in the Moscow Baroque style on the site of an earlier church where the troops of Grand Prince Daniil were blessed on the way to battle of Kulikovo; It is interesting also in containing two churches: a summer church upstairs and a better insulated but smaller lower winter church, which was a common design at the time; In 1930s it was turned into a secret police prison, but these days it is again a house of worship; The driver of the li…
P7130643ac One of the 7 Soviets Sisters
Taken from the bus speeding with many unwanted electric wires! The influence of America is also clear here for building skyscrappers in the mood of Chicago or New York's Gothic ones! I had not the opportunity to picture one better neither the courage to remove the wires! Our Russian guides, as an evidence, don't want to show these buildings of the Soviets era! A group of seven skyscrapers were built in the 1950s in an odd mixture of styles which were supposed to impress the world with the splendour of Rus…
P7130642ac Moscow Wedding Car
The influence of America is clear!!! Adapted for tall couples with long legs! Russia Moscow Capital Birds Hill area.
P7130641bc Smolensk Cathedral 1525
From UNESCO file: Year of inclusion in the List of World Heritage: 2004 The Novo-Dyevitchi Convent was founded in 1524 by Grand Prince Vasily III in honor of the greatest orthodox object of worship - the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God, and in commemoration of Smolensk liberation from Poles and its reannexation to Russian lands. During several centuries the convent was closely related to the main events and personages of political, religious and cultural life of the Russian state: Ivan the Terrible, Bori…
P7130626ac Golden Symphony
How rich can be this cathedral !!! Russia Moscow Capital Novodevichy Convent Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004.
P7130617ac Smolensk Cathedral(16th) Iconostasis and Ceilings Frescoes
Its four lower tiers contain 16th-century icons endowed by Boris Godunov; the fifth tier displays icons by leading 17th-century painters, Simeon Ushakov and Fyodor Zubov; In the cupola dome is the Saint Trinity; Russia Capital Novodevichy Convent Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk UNESCO World Heritage site.
P7130615ac Smolensk Cathedral (16th) Iconostasis
The iconostasis is a screen or wall between the nave and the sanctuary, which is covered with icons; There will normally be three doors, one in the middle and one on either side; The central one is traditionally called the Beautiful Gate and is only used by the clergy; There are times when this gate is closed during the service and a curtain is drawn; The doors on either side are called the Deacons' Doors or Angel Doors as they often have depicted on them the Archangels Michael and Gabriel; These doors are…
P7130613ac Smolensk Cathedral (16th) Iconostasis
Its four levels (tiers) contain 16th-century icons endowed by Boris Godunov; the fifth tier displays icons by leading 17th-century painters, Simeon Ushakov and Fyodor Zubov; Russia Moscow Capital Novodevichy Convent Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk UNESCO World Heritage site.