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A summer shot picturing my home city's main cathedral - Cathedral of the Assumption.

It is a unique monument of white-stone architecture of Vladimir and Suzdal. The church was built in 1158–1160 by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky. The cathedral stands on the high hill over the Klyazma river.
The five-domed upper part of the cathedral determined a model of the orthodox church for a long time. In Moscow the Kremlin’s Assumption Cathedral was built as a copy of this one.
The architectural complex of the Assumption Cathedral includes a bell-tower and the Church of St. George. The bell-tower is a tiered structure (56 meters high) built in an eclectic style in 1810. In 1862 the Church of St. George was built between the cathedral and its bell-tower. At present, the Assumption Cathedral is used both by the Vladimir and Suzdal museum and the Russian Orthodox Church. The cathedral is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

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