Catherdal of the Trinity in Alexandrovskaya Sloboda - a kremlin of a town Alexandrov at 105 kilometers from Moscow - was built in 1513.
Just later, in the same 16th century, Alexandrovskaya Sloboda was a residence of czar Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) for many years.
Here he received "delegations of common people" who "asked" him not to resign and to remain in power. It reminds something slightly, isn't it? :)
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dareco (17134) 2008-03-14 2:28
WOW! This is STUNNING!!!! The architecture is very beautiful as are the black and white of this picture. Also the trees are very pretty. I really LOVE this picture!!!!! TFS
Merline (0) 2008-03-14 3:05
Hi Igor Igor,
this is a lovely catch. Very beautiful rendering of the almost all white image, except the gold on top it could be a b/w picture! Great detail of the tiny person on the left and also that little crooked tree in front of the cathedral makes for an interesting composition. I may have preferred the church less centered, you could have for example, left out more on the right and given more space to where the person stand.
TFS, Best regards
hgupta (1323) 2008-03-14 3:25
Amazingly beautiful creation in natural B&W. The composition and placement looks wonderful. The golden cross at the top is interesting and add just a tiny lil hint of color.
izmirli (3864) 2008-03-14 6:05
merhaba dear igor
wonderful interesting white catherdal.wonderful lovely trees.well done.
lousat (68517) 2008-03-14 9:13
Hi Igor,great great great pic,i haven't words,i like so much,my best compliments to the best quality and for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano
Uhu (8363) 2008-03-14 9:26
Errr... Well, he received the delegations of boyars, the noblemen, after all, isn't it? But of course it reminds a lot.
Amazing shot! Very first shot of this amazing town on TE!
baladine (1201) 2008-03-14 11:38
Very nice photo and place. I've never been to Vladimir, but it looks very interesting and Beautiful.
lilimih33 (9912) 2008-03-14 16:55
Beautiful compositoin and wonderful white church!
Nice ambiance and good point of view!
Hellas (6719) 2008-03-21 2:15
Wonderful architecture and very good season for capturing!
This characteristic shape of the cupola makes the Russian churches so attractive!
The whole composition works very well. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
marknunnerley (2780) 2008-03-21 3:00
Nice scene Igor and a good note of the Cathedral. Well handled exposure as well.
woozbman (366) 2008-03-24 19:59
A well composed picture. Very nice tones, almost B&W. Nicely framed by the trees on the sides. The leaning tree in the middle is is the right position to break patterns and bring attention to the dome.
vinicio (23415) 2008-04-01 4:32
Fine image, it would be perfect without the figure and the windows of the house on the left bottom side, but I still like all this white, the church and the nice tree in front of it, well seen and done, compliments.
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-04-08 5:36
Muito bonita esta tua foto quase um preto e branco apenas a cruz se destaca de amarelo, bom contraste entre tons , a igreja tem uma bela arquitectura , parabÚns!!!
Um abrašo Gonšalo
Lyndall (211) 2008-04-16 16:27
A lovely photo of a deep winter scene but well lit. It looks a very beautiful white church and the snow just adds to its appeal. Very peaceful.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-05-01 19:41
What a wonderful composition with the trees framing the church. The monochrome look adds real visual interest as does the drooping effect of the branches that echo the arching lines in the church.
- Copyright: Igor Igor (smartcat) (835)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot A75
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Churches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-14 2:23
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