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The first plan of the Bell Tower, worked out by the court architect I. Shchumakher, presented a three-tier structure. The construction was supervised by Moscow architect I.F. Michurin. In the process of construction it became clear that the height of the Bell Tower was not sufficient. In 1753 the new project of Michurin's pupil D.V. Ukhtomsky adding two more tiers was adopted. The Bell Tower is built of brick and plastered, the details - cartouches, columns - are of white stone.
42 bells are suspended in the tiers of the Bell Tower. The largest bell weighing 64 tons was cast in the Lavra.
The Bell Tower with a cupola is 88 meters high. As a tourist you cannot enter this impressive building,but maybe you are lucky and might hear the chimes playing a nice melody.
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PaulVDV (30773) 2010-07-02 13:23
Good POV for a very nice view upwards.
The green blue colour of the facade is unusual (at least for me and for people who live here) but it's so beautiful.
The red vegetation on the foreground adds even more colour to the picture and you framed it well with the leaveless branches of the tree.
Best regards, Paul
TOMLEVMB (1717) 2010-07-02 14:24
Russia, it is my love, on a trip to Russia still loved and liked to recall. Beautiful view from the bottom of slimming the tower. Color perfectly decorated. Wow.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-07-02 15:18
a splendid architectural photo once more, the vertical composition is very nice, great details and beautiful soft lights, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
ciakgiak (30433) 2010-07-02 16:31
altra bellissima immagine di architettura in cui sei un vero maestro. Il Pov č sempre eccellente per dare slancio e risalto ai soggetti che scegli, splendidi ancora una volta i colori ed il cielo.
Un caro abbraccio, buon WE.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-07-02 18:02
beautiful architecture. Nice warm colours. Very good management of light. Superbly composed with an ideal POV. Excellent. Tfs.
delpeoples (59186) 2010-07-02 20:48
Hi dear Sasko, the vertical frame was a perfect choice for this subject. It is amazing how low you manage to make your Point of View, to make this church look even more gigantic. As usual the perspective and slight lens distortion look very artistic and make the shot even more interesting. And the sky is the cherry on the cake! TFS and have a happy evening, Lisa
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2010-07-02 21:27
nice and interesting this bell tower, colors and p.o.v. good. It must be nice to hear all those chimes playing!
JFS (32459) 2010-07-02 22:54
Spectacular belltower, your POV is spectacular too. TFS
Have a nice week-end
kordinator (21295) 2010-07-03 0:33
Prelepa kompozicija,ovo je crkva čini mi se ne vidim u noti da piše da jeste.
Divna arhitektura.prelepa kupola sa zvonikom i satom.
Veoma zanimljibve boje građevine ali I cele fotografije.
vasilpro (41619) 2010-07-03 1:10
Beautiful tower, interesting architecture, very good clarity, sharpness and light management, lovely colors, very nice POV.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
yeln (11516) 2010-07-03 2:14
vsaka beseda je skoraj odveč, ker si iz fotke v fotko boljši. naj se počasi pazijo piksli, kajne!?
lepo delo ki zasluži vso pohvalo!
mauro61 (52857) 2010-07-03 2:22
bellissime queste architetture dai colori sempre brillanti.
Ottimo il POV con l'inclusione dei rami dell'albero,
npecanhuk (75736) 2010-07-03 4:24
Magnificent bell tower!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, pp, contrasts, colors, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all very good features here!
The architectural details, with shapes and colors are all so beautiful!
TFS - congratulations!
Cricri (122617) 2010-07-03 4:27
Un magnifique rendu des couleurs et de la lumičre dans cette image bien cadrer et réaliser, compliment
Good week end
francio64 (39888) 2010-07-03 4:30
ormai sei uno specialista nel fotografare chiese.
Riesci sempre a trovare degli ottimi POV e sempre la giusta luce, facendo cosě esaltare la resa cromatica dei colori.
abmdsudi (56348) 2010-07-03 5:08
awesome architecture. nicely presnted here in great detail, sharpness and texture. good vertical composition
with interesting red flowers as contrasty fg. good consideration by including the tree branches. good shot, tfs. rgds
sabermonajati (11321) 2010-07-03 5:53
intersting architcture used.green colore exist peacful
ikeharel (74799) 2010-07-03 9:37
I like the unique white & green colors of this bell-tower, and the red flowers in front.
Good POV and nice describtion about 42 bells in the note.
Enjoy the weekend.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-07-03 23:29
Lovely colors and architecture in this fine picture of the Belltower.
Fine POV and details
Well balanced picture
Have a nice Sunday
JCG (35129) 2010-07-04 3:44
Many pleasant colors on this photograph and a sight in low-angle shot which emphasizes well this church and in particular its interesting bell-tower in the smoothness of its architecture. It does not pass unperceived… Thank you Sasko.
With all my friendships and excellent Sunday,
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-07-13 5:47
Amazing belfry. Very fine colors, ideal light and bright. Good composition. Original frame. Good info.
- 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: 2010-07-02 12:04