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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.
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PaulVDV (23007) 2010-06-25 13:12
How beautiful and richly decorated this hall is !
The picture has an excellent depth of field and shows this room very impressive.
Well that you included the visitors on a little distance.
Best regards, Paul
humayun (2955) 2010-06-25 13:13
very nice and colorful image...........
and the note is useful also........
pov is very nice..........
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-06-25 13:18
splendida foto di interni con un POV perfetto e dettagli incredibilmente nitidi. Molto belli i colori.
Un caro abbraccio
marietom (34607) 2010-06-25 14:26
très belles couleurs, et superbes détails.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-06-25 15:33
what a beautiful interior, you took an amazing photo of this place, the composition is very spectacular, excellent lights and clarity, great details, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
chandrapranil (979) 2010-06-25 17:38
A nice indoor shot. The colour and brightness is perfect What exposure did you use.
The people in the image provide a good perspective on size.
Thank you for sharing
sandpiper (6788) 2010-06-25 17:51
Impressive architecture and decorations. Good depth and vibrant colours.
edge (6631) 2010-06-25 19:10
Hello Sasko, This is a lovely, exquisite, stunning place and you have done a wonderful job capturing all of the color and ornamentation. It is quite a large space here in this hall as demonstrated by the people who are visting here. The building really dwarfs the people. The candlelabras hanging over the middle of the structure add a real touch of class to this shot. Great Job. Have a good weekend. Regards, Roger
divail (8334) 2010-06-25 20:00
Quel endroit impressionnant! et la composition met bien en valeur les peintures et moulures de ce magnifique plafond. Les couleurs sont chaudes et somptueuses. Beau travail.
SWEETFREEDOM (22876) 2010-06-25 23:37
fantastic p.o.v., the paintings on the ceiling are amazing. colors and sharpness fine.
subhendu_bagchi (25869) 2010-06-25 23:41
Great detailing of the inside decoration of the architecture with perfect light and fine colours. Chosen POV is just great. Very well composed shot. Excellent... Tfs.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-06-25 23:46
Amazing colors and details in this very beautiful picture of the Hall
Wonderful architecture and painting
TFS and have a nice weekend
erhan1958 (15250) 2010-06-26 0:19
You have perfectly captured the dark environment
I would like to visit again
sabermonajati (9589) 2010-06-26 1:02
excellent architecture you shot .
ikeharel (58817) 2010-06-26 1:26
A fantastic colorful picture, with it's many details and excelent POV.
Good lighting as well.
Enjoy your weekend.
vasilpro (40939) 2010-06-26 9:58
Wonderful interior composition, amazing architecture decoration, beautiful view with many details, excellent light management, lovely colors, very nice POV, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Gigsn (858) 2010-06-26 12:55
It is not easy to mangage this photo well, you did it exellent!
A great pic: Congratulatuion!!
kind regards from GIGI
giorgimer (34870) 2010-06-26 15:34
other wonderful place. Excellent quality despite it's an interior. Very good details
delpeoples (53411) 2010-06-27 0:51
Hi Sasko, it seems you were kneeling at the pew saying a prayer when you took this marvellous photo. I love the low POV, the rich colours and spectacular perspective. The distortion is just superb. I love it! TFS and I wish you a good weekend, Lisa
JCG (35129) 2010-06-27 2:11
With all these as interesting details ones as the others, we should not know where to start to look at !!! Interior light not easy to manage but that you controlled well, emphasizing well the colors of these various murals. Good quality of the image in particular in clearness, appreciable for the reading of the details. Well done Sasko and thank you for the instructive note.
With all my sunny friendships and excellent Sunday,
JFS (32459) 2010-06-27 11:39
What a hall and what a colorful image! There are so many details in it!
yeln (11504) 2010-06-28 0:55
neizmerna lepota, ki nam jo prikazuje je skozi tvoj objektiv dobila e poseben pridih. fantastične barve in super ostrina kar vejejo iz slike.
kordinator (19072) 2010-07-02 1:07
Fenomenalan prikaz sa prepuno divnih koloritnih detalja.
Prelepu atmosferu čine ljudi zbog kojih su ovakva mesta iI napravljena.
Odlično osvetljenje I jasnoca boja.
Izuzetno dobro napisan tekst.
macjake (57344) 2010-07-03 8:36
wow...thanks to you i'm putting Russia on my travel list!
with scenes like this, why not! love the wide angle perspective, and the fisheye lens type of POV.
also like the depth created and the dark lighting.
great work here
have a fun weekend