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The Refectory with the Church of St. Sergius
The beautiful Refectory rests on the high socle with numerous premises which once housed a kitchen, bakery, sculleries, pilgrim canteen. The open gallery around the building is extremely decorative. The façades are ornamented with bright "check" painting. The large windows are framed with small carved white stone columns. The refectorium is quite a large building, 85 meters long and it dates back to the year 1692 and was built for Peter I. It looks interesting already from outside with a facade that gives you the illusion of seeing a 3dimensional pattern, but in fact it is totally flat.
The large hall of the Refectory covered with a vault without supporting pillars was used for gala receptions. At the end of the 17th century it was the largest hall in Russia. Its floor square is 510 sq. m.
The monks had their meals in the Small Refectory attached to the main building from the south.
Nowadays it is used as the entrancehall of the church of St. Sergius, that you can enter only through the refectorium as a tourist.The refectorium is really one of the most beautiful parts of this monastery.
From the east the two-storey Church of St. Sergius is attached to the Refectory. Its upper tier was used for keeping the Monastery manuscripts.
The church of St. Sergius
Tourists have to enter the church of St. Sergius through the refectorium and they will see there one of the most beautiful churches of the monastery. This church is also more a museum that a church, so you are able to take photos without disturbing any pilgrims. All of the walls and also the ceiling are decorated in the most beautiful way.
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Budapestman (82620) 2010-06-24 14:56
a very nice photo of this amazing architecture, the composition is superb, beautiful details and colours, excellent POV, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
lucasgalodoido (22336) 2010-06-24 15:21
beautiful capture here of this church, and I like of the colors of your picture, principally the yellow details. Great job, my friend.
yeln (11516) 2010-06-24 15:46
meni osebno deluje, kot bi jo narisal. toplina barv na sliki nas greje tudi danes, ko je znaj že kar toplo.
resnično so zanimive te ruske cerkve in ne samo zanimive pač pa tudi lepe. ujete skozi tvoj objektiv pa postanejo prave umetnine.
edge (6771) 2010-06-24 18:50
Hello Sasko, Another remarkable building for us to see. You have wonderful color in this picture begining with the golden dome. The sky is fairly dark and moody with the sun looking down on your monastary .I believe I would have cropped the heads out in the lower right, I don't think you would have lost much, and they are a bit of distraction. However, I really like this shot and it very elegant and rich in color as I said earlier. Regards, Roger
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2010-06-24 22:55
fantastic decoration topped by beautiful golden dome. Colors and p.o.v. fine. Sharpness very well.
dip (23888) 2010-06-25 0:39
interesting and also beautiful architecture,I like the contrast of the golden dome and the sky,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-06-25 1:34
another fine capture of this church. Great POV. Like the colour tone very much. Excellent work. Tfs.
mauro61 (52855) 2010-06-25 1:36
perfetta l'ambientazione in cui è incastonata la chiesa con un ottimo cielo e colori brillanti.
vasilpro (41317) 2010-06-25 4:21
Beautiful building, interesting architecture, lovely colors, excellent light management, very nice atmosphere.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
ciakgiak (30431) 2010-06-25 11:57
bella e molto interessante l'architettura della chiesa, sovrastata da un bel cielo che completa la bella composizione. Un caro abbraccio.
mesutilgim (95260) 2010-06-25 12:40
Nice capture, with good pov and nice layout. Brilliant colors. The golden dome at the center is well backed by the nice cloudy sky.
Very good and usefull notes make it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
giorgimer (34941) 2010-06-25 13:41
other wonderful architecture, very good details
JCG (35129) 2010-06-26 6:34
Colors, once more, very contrasted which give much value to this beautiful and interesting architecture. The gilded dome of this church arises superbly on this cloud creating a relief which I like. A beautiful photograph with an interesting informative note, thank you Sasko.
With all my sunny friendships and a very good WE,
mkamionka (36749) 2010-06-26 10:51
I follow your reportage with a real pleasure.
Your presentations are excellent. Here you had again good luck with an attractive sky.
Very well done,
npecanhuk (75476) 2010-06-27 4:16
Very beautiful building, full of wonderful shapes and colors! I love those golden domes!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal & rectangular format, black & white borders and composition are all very good here!
TFS - congratulations!
kordinator (20521) 2010-07-09 0:56
Lepo hvatanje ove predivne pravoslavne crkve.
Odlične boje a contrast predivan.
Nebo je fantasticno.
Žuta boja daje posebnu draž fotografiji.
- Copyright: Sasko Glavica (Fante) (5429)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S DX F3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-24 12:07