This is the roof of a small church located at the entrance of the Red Square in Moscow. The original building was destroyed by Stalin, to create space for the military parades. The chuch was an obstacle for the tanks and the big trucks loaded with nuclear missiles, which could not easily get into the Red Square. A good reason to destroy it, don't you think ?
After the end of the Soviet Union it was rebuilt copying in any detail the original project.
Several churches in Moscow, previously destroyed by Stalin, were actually rebuilt in recent years.
This is not a church for tourists. I could see a truly religious behaviour in the russian people who were visiting the church.
The whole church can be seen for example here:
The picture is a Scan from a Velvia 100
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Paolo (41222) 2007-10-23 1:38
Ciao Stefano, bella foto, coloratissima e ottimamente tagliata e costruita.
ottima qualità e anche una bella luce.
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-10-23 1:42
bellissima foto di questo particolare.
Mi piace il contrasto creato dai colori...
Sei a Mosca? deve essere bellissima!
ALlora stasera vai a vedere la partita!
alainh (35583) 2007-10-23 1:44
simply excelent !!!
splendid close up. nice picture
sabyasachi_d (415) 2007-10-23 1:44
Great!!! well seen
can u crop the sky?? should give a better result
kerim (550) 2007-10-23 2:00
sharpless colours and compozition
Zolive (5935) 2007-10-23 2:34
très belle composition, ces détails du toit sont très graphiques et colorés. Félicitations.
pasternak (15181) 2007-10-23 2:36
Ciao Stefano, an unusual close-up view of the piece of unique Russian architecture, all the colours and shapes work together very good and those of us who haven't seen the church can start guessing how it looks like... Good scan by the way!
archimatica (20357) 2007-10-23 5:31
Questa immagine ha qualcosa di *biologicamente vivo* ed è
un'interessante stimolazione neurologica.
Mi richiama alla mente un sacco di cose altre che mi guardo bene dall'elencARE.
Questo è un genere fotografico che mi piace. Molto.
Jeppo (17645) 2007-10-23 8:44
mi piacciono i colori ed il contrasto di questa immagine.
la nota é oltremondo interessante...sopratutto mi piace pensare come una chiesa così particolare, che sembra quasi saltar fuori da una favola, sia in realtà animata da una sincera religiosità!
fleopold (1375) 2007-10-23 9:12
A really excellent detail of this church.
Greetings from Austria!
drewniany (1142) 2007-10-23 15:03
Excellent POV. Geometric of architecture-i like it. Good compo nad colours
Faros (12) 2007-10-24 7:43
Looks like a huge Chinese theater mask...!
vinicio (23423) 2007-10-24 12:25
Molto bella, un dettaglio ben realizzato e con forme e colori magnifici, hai catturato molto bene la bellezza di questa architettura, bravo Stefano, complimenti.
kiks (11781) 2007-10-25 7:02
Maybe crazy, but when i took a quick look at the thumbnail i thougt about a chinese dragon ;-(
I love your composition: the rythem, colours and frame are great. Well seen and captured
cam (9041) 2007-10-31 11:05
The graphics in this picture are strong, aided by the alternance of the colors.It feels almost alive,in an extraterrestial kind of way
claudio74 (7263) 2007-11-01 10:01
I'm discovering your gallery,it's full of different and interesting pictures. I really like this one,it's really creative, the point of view is very well managed for a very good result.
saxo042 (37604) 2007-11-04 11:28
A remarkable and very unusual picture, not something you see everyday on TE. The colours are extraordinary and the composition definitely different. I really like this very much!
knerkowski (1476) 2007-11-04 15:10
I saw this place one hundred times but you caught the shot of this church
speedymanu (3587) 2009-09-23 6:24
definitely graphic, curvy, punchy and striking composition. The rest of your galllery also offers many eye catching images.