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    Ah, the fatherland!!

    Thanks for (all) the pics, man.

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    The great thing about religious architecture is that it is purely intuitive and spiritual. It does not have any rational purpose other than to express devotion, and is therefore free of the constraints of daily life.

    If you're going to cover Russian orthodox architecture, you have to show the Nilova monastery from the Library of Congress exhibit of the world's first ever color pictures.

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    If you're going to cover Russian orthodox architecture, you have to show the Nilova monastery from the Library of Congress exhibit of the world's first ever color pictures.




    ... I like that you ask me for this monastery as unknown as forgotten, for even the proper Russians, in a forum of New York. I have to start by saying to you that I am not also Russian, but I was born in Spain, although my professional work as engineer has led me to living in Italy, France, USA, Australia, Macau and Russian Federation, with independence of having traveled round pleasure for half a world, when the time and my holidays have allowed it to me.


    ... I do not possess photos of this place, since I have visited it ever, weigh not to be especially far from Moscow city. Nevertheless, if I can say to you that the monastery is of clear orthodox baroque style (as it was logical to hope in a work constructed at the beginning of the XVIIth century) and that it was at the beginning of 2006, in contrast to the photo of 1910 that you raised in your post, in the very big state of abandonment:... even one might speak about the apparent ruin state in some buildings included in the architectural complex. During the summer 2005 some works of consolidation began on behalf of the monumental complex of the monastery, but as you will appreciate in the photos that I am going to raise you, they do not seem of big importance. Its current state and grade of conservation is not known by me.


    ... The photos that I raise have been realized by Feaya... my recognition and gratitude stays here for his work. I hope that they should serve to you mhelie to do a more current idea to you of as this beautiful monastery has stayed after the apathy and the abandonment suffered during the time of the Soviet socialism... so slightly friendly of the religion and of the churches.











































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    SAINT PETERSBURG (I)
    The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

    The Church is prominently situated along the Griboedov Canal.

    Construction began in 1883 under Alexander III, as a memorial to his father, Alexander II. Work progressed slowly and was finally completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907. Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors.


    Architecturally, the Cathedral differs from St. Petersburg's other structures. The city's architecture is predominantly Baroque and Neoclassical, but the Savior on Blood harks back to medieval Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism.

    The interior was designed by some of the most celebrated Russian artists of the day—including Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov and Mikhail Vrubel — but the church's chief architect, Alfred Alexandrovich Parland, was relatively little-known (and Russian, despite his name). Perhaps not surprisingly, the Church's construction ran well over budget, having been estimated at 3.6 million roubles but ending up costing over 4.6 million. The walls and ceilings inside the Church are completely covered in intricately detailed mosaics — the main pictures being biblical scenes or figures — but with very fine patterned borders setting off each picture.







































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    Great thread Alonzo. Undeniable beauty.

    Steven

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    Great thread Alonzo. Undeniable beauty.

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    ... I also believe it, Steven (195Broadway)... Congratulations Alonzo !!!, it is a great thread.



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