The Church of Blood in St. Petersburg -Russia

Trip Start Oct 17, 2010
Trip End Oct 24, 2010

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Flag of Russia  , North-West Russia,
Monday, October 18, 2010

Moving on to the Cathedral of the Saviour.

Besides the Russian Museum, we also visit the Church of the Resurrection, called the Saviour-on-the Spilt-Blood.  This Cathedral is a gem of architecture, and a precious piece of work. It is made of glazed bricks, colored tiles, marble, mosaics, fancy-shaped stone details and smalt in an endless variety of shades. I cannot stop taking photos, first outside and my hands are really cold.

I am not satisied with the result of some of the photos I have taken inside because the light coming through the windows of the Cathedral made it impossible for me to take the pictures I was dreaming of taking!

The artistic concept of the Cathedral goes back to examples of Moscow and Yaroslavl architecture and particularly to the famous Moscow Intercession Cathedral known also
as the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed and dated from the middle of the 16th century.

The interior of the Cathedral is comparable to a tabernacle decorated all over with mosaic representations of Old and New Testament subjects.

I am amazed with the beauty here, and I strongly believe that my trip to St. Petersburg is worth every penny I spend here.

Katerina is an excellent guide, and together we enjoy each other's company.

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stavros on

very very nice!

venoth on

The bell towers are beautiful. The domes and minarets are unique.

Janet on

I'm glad you had a great time Popi. Very interesting to read and to see the photos.

laorfamily on

Great pictures but how come Jesus looks Russian?

travelmonster on

The cathedral looks amazing Popi!

Donna on

I would love to visit here! Great photos!

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