Cathedral of St Dmitry in Vladimir, comissioned in 1194-1197 by Great Prince Vsevolod the Big Nest (meaning that he had very big family). Vsevolod is a meaning name, it means "Owing everything", and it's true in his case, he was a really very powerful Prince; under his reigh Vladimir become a richest and strongest city in Ancient Rus'.
Cathedral is built of limestone, its walls are covered with reliefs, more than 600 of them, depicting magic creatures and scenes from the Bible.
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kodiak11 (560) 2007-09-22 12:31
Thanks for posting and for the note...the photo would be enhanced if you had straigthened it up......I don't think that this Cathedral is competing with the leaning tower of Pisa :)
Valerka (8171) 2007-09-23 4:18
Ochen' vnushitel'noe zdanie etoi tserkvi.
Menja legkiy kren fotki absoljutno ne smushaet.
Derzaj i prodolzhaj znakomit' nas s svoei Rossiej.
Kogda ljudi ljubjat svoju stranu, eto chudesno.
pablominto (53744) 2007-09-23 4:24
Hello Mr Owl,
You have so many interesting church designs in Russia!
Like this, I haven't seen anything quite like it...
You capture the finer details in the architecture well, including the reliefs in the walls!
serp2000 (33067) 2007-09-23 5:42
Классно! Даже детали можно разглядеть,небо - реальное, только лес слева провален.Я порой тоже не знаю, как всё захватить.Это византийское напрвление в архитектуре?
pinakie_slg (861) 2007-09-23 10:44
well shot. the brilliant sky has enhanced the pic a lot.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2007-09-25 4:16
Hello Uhu! Beautiful clouds. Beautiful church. Beautiful white balans.
- Copyright: Uhu Owl (Uhu) (8357)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Russian antiquities, Golden Ring [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-22 12:28