The Assembly Chambers
The Assembly Chambers with the quite unusual spire of the church of St. Zosima and St. Sabbatius of the Solovets monastery are to be found close to the church of Smolensk. The Assembly chambers are dating back to the year 1638 and they were partly used as a hospital for monks and local people as well untill 1917.
This part of the monastery is off-limits for tourists unfortunately.
The Pilgrim Tower
The Pilgrim Tower dates back to the year 1778 and it was also not accessible for tourists in june 2009. In the guidebook I can read that there are some stairs to an observation-deck for tourists on top of the Pilgrim Tower, but that obviously was closed while I had been there.
Maybe next time, because the view from up there is certainly worth the effort!
Smolenskaya Church is in the backside of the monastery and rather close to the belfry. Normally this church is also locked and off limits for tourists. Smolenskaya church was built in 1746 and in the crypt under the church there is the tomb of Nicholas, who was a metropolitan of St. Petersburg.
Next to Smolenskaya Church there is a gate that leads you to the backside of the monstery and I was lucky that this gate was not locked, this is why I dared to step in there.
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eldancer1 (28513) 2010-07-07 14:24
Excellent composition of this architecturally beautiful building! Good strong and bold colors. Great DOF with sharp details. But I would fully include or completely exclude the benches on the right. Well done otherwise, tfs.
francio64 (38276) 2010-07-07 14:59
ottima inquadratura per questa bella chiesa.
L'aiuola in primo piano conferisce profondità alla scena.
Luce ben gestita e ottima resa cromatica.
Eccellente lo sharp.
subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2010-07-07 17:20
another great church. You have presented it here with nice light and DOF. Like here the POV used. Great composition. Tfs.
ikeharel (58195) 2010-07-07 21:17
Good morning Sasko,
A multi-colors comp. - an excelent shot, well positioned as great POV .
An intertesting note as usual,
JFS (32459) 2010-07-07 22:19
Explosion of colours in a great composition. Excellent management of ligh. thanks for sharing.
JanD (0) 2010-07-08 1:23
Marvelous churches, amazing architecture, excellent colors, fantastic effect. Good capture and frame.
dkmurphys (50022) 2010-07-08 1:30
Incredible architecture and colors. It's more and more similar to a fairytale place. Good capture, well seen.
kordinator (18548) 2010-07-08 1:52
Pre svega prelepa arhitektura i boje na kompoziciji.
Ispred crkve mnogo lpih detalja.
Svetlost i oštrina idealne.
delpeoples (53167) 2010-07-08 2:35
Hello dear Sasko, excellent title to go with this amazing photo. The churches look amazing and their close proximity to one another is fascinating. The colour rendering is superb. The image has beautiful sharpness and I like the POV using the vertical frame. Great shot, TFS and I hope you have a beautiful day, Lisa
sandpiper (6788) 2010-07-08 3:21
Great composition of these beautiful buildings. great sharpness and great colours.
yeln (11504) 2010-07-08 6:04
vse tri za cene ene, ja takoj sem za. hecam se.
izjemna kompozicija, ki se spošča iz leve navzdol.
barve so zelo lepe in močne, kar mi je všeč. na klopco bi moral nekoga posesti, da nebi samevala tukaj pri robu.
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-07-08 9:25
hai scritto bene nel titolo, tre pezzi pregiati al prezzo di uno, a tutti a concorrere al raggiungimento di un bellissimo risultato. Come sempre composizione, colori e qualità sono al top, mi piace anche l'inserimento della panchina sulla destra.
Un caro abbraccio
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2010-07-08 9:43
three magnificient building, no people around and great colors.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-07-08 23:25
Thanks fot the gift... nice tittle !
Lovely group of colorful towers
Well chosen the vertical format, fine details and sharpness
Have a nice weekend
npecanhuk (66324) 2010-07-09 1:13
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, vertical format and black & white borders are all excellent!
The composition is also pretty good, but I'd have just cropped out of the picture those green benches, that we can only see partially in this picture! Either they were shown entirely or they shouldn't be there! Just an opinion!
TFS - congratulations!
JCG (35129) 2010-07-10 11:09
Still a beautiful photograph coloured and contrasted on this interesting Muscovite architecture. I like this vegetable foreground which, not only gives depth, but gives also a good harmony in the composition. Well done Sasko.
With all my friendships of sunny Brittany and a very good WE,
- 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: 2010-07-07 13:44