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The Holy Trinity Cathedral
Constructed to replace the wooden Trinity Church built by the Monastery founder Sergius of Radonezh. The Cathedral became a compositional center for the subsequently developing Monastery ensemble.
The walls made of blocks of white stone are unusually inclined towards the center enchanting the Cathedral monumentality, stability and uprising character.
In 1458 the brick church - Nikon Chapel was constructed over the tomb of Sergius's successor Nikon buried at the southern wall of the Trinity Cathedral.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral as you see it today dates back to the year 1423, but there was a much older, wooden church at this place before that. For people who are not very familiar with the russian-orthodox church it is really not easy to understand that various churches are built next to each other.
Unfortunately the Trinity Cathedral is very dark inside and so I was not able to take any good photos, although the works of art and the iconostasis would really be worth it.
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yeln (11504) 2010-07-05 15:53
zopet presenečaš s svojimi fotkami.
bogata je tale tvoja ruska dežela.
vidiš koliko zlata na strehah! nebo je enkratno.Bravo.
dober pov in seveda ostrina, ki kar reže.
čestitke od mene!!!!!
janusz2054 (2) 2010-07-05 16:40
Great shot of this wonderful Russian cathedral with lovely golden domes.Very good composition.
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2010-07-05 21:15
good p.o.v., great golden domes, fine colors and sharpness . Regards
subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2010-07-05 22:55
great capture. Nice perspective. Great composition with the people on yard. Nice depth and colours. Light is managed with master efficiency. Excellent. Tfs.
kordinator (18548) 2010-07-06 1:28
Zaista više nemam reči pohvala za tvoje radove.
Prvo poštujem te ko prijatelja drugo volim sve što je pravoslavno i obožavam Rusiju.
Tvoji radovi čine da još više volim ovu našu bratsku zemlju.
sandpiper (6788) 2010-07-06 2:38
Good shot of this beautiful church. Good composition and colours
dkmurphys (50022) 2010-07-06 5:59
Another masterpiece of architecture shown by a great capture. I like the atmosphere you've catch around these places. Well done, great colors.
sabermonajati (9581) 2010-07-06 6:53
this architecture is diffrent another church in your gallery.
amazing frame you captured.
JCG (35129) 2010-07-07 0:14
It is superb this cathedral with these gilded domes which arise marvelously on this cloudy sky. I like much the relief of the unit and the treatment of your photograph which gives an interesting atmosphere. Pretty glance and thank you for the informative note.
With all my friendships and an excellent day,
macjake (57074) 2010-07-07 9:34
personally, its great that still went out into the cold and unflattering weather to capture these shots..nice work
you are certainly giving Russia its due here on TE.
love the golden domes, the colour contrasts with the grey skies.
like it alot, including the write up
- 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
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-05 14:22