(The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan)
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s main Orthodox Church. After the war of 1812 (during which Napoleon was defeated) the church became a monument to Russian victory. Captured enemy banners were put in the cathedral and the famous Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, who won the most important campaign of 1812, was buried inside the church.
The cathedral was named after the "miracle-making" icon of Our Lady of Kazan, which the church housed till the early 1930s. The Bolsheviks closed the cathedral for services in 1929, and from 1932 it housed the collections of the Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism, which displayed numerous pieces of religious art and served anti-religious propaganda purposes. A couple of years ago regular services were resumed in the cathedral, though it still shares the premises with the museum, from whose name the word "atheism" has now been omitted.
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wojtpod (774) 2010-08-20 11:40
Monumental building! Good perespective. nice colors and light. Interesting frame and note.
pajaran (52648) 2010-08-20 12:31
Odlican motiv i tekst ...
Prelepa arhitektura katedrale i mesto vecnog pocinka velikog ratnika Kutuzova.
Mnogo lepo mesto i trenutak snimka sa lepim pogledom preko ograde i puta na katedralu-muzej, dobar rad, lepe boje i mnogo lepa fotografija.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Odlično teme in besedila ...
Lepa arhitektura katedrale in večno počivališče v veliki bojevnik Kutuzova.
Veliko lepo mesto in čas snemanja z lepim razgledom čez ograjo in pot k katedrale muzej, dobro delo, lepo barv in veliko lepih fotografij.
Prijeten večer in mirno noč.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-20 14:18
a very spectacular photo of this imposing cathedral with attractive composition, very nice details and POV, interesting note, great view, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
edge (6351) 2010-08-20 19:13
Hello Sasko, Another well captured scene from St. Petersburg. It appears it was taken with the sun to the right of the cathedral. The enormity of this structure is amazing. Excellent compostion and I like the fountain in the front of the cathedral. You have presented another outstanding picture of this beautiful city. Regards and have a nice weekend. Roger
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-08-20 22:54
Wonderful building in this great picture
I like a lot your POV and vivid colors
Have a nice weekend
danyy (0) 2010-08-20 23:50
cathédrale bien cadrée dans des lumières basses souvent efficaces quand elles sont maitrisées. Dommage pour les voitures, surtout les deux de droite. Un bin joli ciel.
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2010-08-21 0:38
difficult light well managed, very big building. good warm colors.
kordinator (18646) 2010-08-21 1:20
Lepa kompozcija veoma dobrou uramljena.
Prelepa katedrala,izuzetne arhitekture.
Lanci i stubići u prednjem planu su zaista ulepšali dodatno fotografiju.
O kvalitetu fotografije neću da trošim reči,perfektan rad.
Poštovanje dragi prijatelju
npecanhuk (66382) 2010-08-21 5:04
Very beautiful Cathedral with unique architecture!
Very attractive photograph!
TFS - congrats!
sabermonajati (9583) 2010-08-21 7:50
there seems interesting place with excellent architecture.
humayun (2955) 2010-08-21 8:48
hello dear sir.............
very nice image and good pov............
nice shutter speed........
raszid62 (18583) 2010-08-21 9:09
Kazan katedrala je zelo podoben Saint Petra bazilike v Vatikanu . Lepa svetloba, èudovito barve, odlièno ostrino in zelo lepo okvirja.
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-08-21 14:31
il bello delle tue foto è che ci permettono di ammirare le grandi opere architettoniche che ci offri con una superba qualità.
Molto bello il POV e la luce, i colori e la qualità sono perfetti, ottimo l'inserimento delle catene in FG.
Un caro abbraccio.
lousat (77896) 2010-08-21 15:15
Hi Sasko,there is a special effect of the low light of sunset in this pic,great warm colors and excellent sharpness and perspective.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
TRB (13763) 2010-08-21 16:12
Excellent perspective and exposure, very nice image. Congratulations, Greetings
ikeharel (58275) 2010-08-21 20:46
Another great monumeny in russia - well described and a fine image.
Very impressive sizes of the places.
Enjoy your Sunday.
danos (87551) 2010-08-22 9:18
nice the panoramic shot of the Cathedral with the strange architectural design.Its the first time that i see a Cathedral with side peristyles.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
mkamionka (30694) 2010-08-22 10:38
you keep surprising me with your photos from Russia.
I was not aware of those fantastic places which wait there to be discovered.
Here the light was may be not entirely on your side but you did a great job and the presenentation is very impressive,
jhm (140110) 2010-08-23 3:33
Real a very nice picture almost a postcard from Saint Petersburg.
Nice light and shadows, lovely blue sky.
Composition and presentation are very well done, TFS.
csabagaba (6558) 2010-08-23 7:05
I see you have kept the Russian :-) Lately my memories more than pictures I have feared or not, because it was quite a lot of things. And of course, the holiday is the first time in a week the Czech Republic, then Rodos. So you have plenty of pictures, of course, less time.
The usual good composition, strong colors also exist, such as full a picture :-) Too bad the link to the left előtrében. I think it would have been cut off. Now maybe I will be more frequent, welcome, Csaba
(I mean, what was the problem for you, may you around ... and for You was absolutely right :-)))
sacavem (18614) 2010-08-25 1:51
Fantastic panoramic of this place of Saint Petersburg.
Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
Cretense (68691) 2010-09-03 6:27
very impressive cathedral, great composition and framing, great POV! Nice light management, beautiful colours!
ghost_man (1006) 2011-03-20 10:35
Light and colors in a picture perfect. Framing fantastic. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Sasko Glavica (Fante) (5429)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-26
- 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: 2010-08-20 11:25