Orthodox church of your rising from the dead Council of the Saviour on Blood - by the channel of Griboyedov is built in the old Russki style, closely referring to the Orthodox church of Wasyl blest in Moscow. The council was built in the place, where 13 March 1881 r. (and according to the Julian calendar of 1 March) Aleksandras' killed tsar was left II.
II Aleksander died in the coup conducted by the Narodnaja organization of Goitre. The tsar died as a result of a bomb explosion thrown by the Polish assassin - of Ignacy Hryniewiecki. A fact is a curiosity, that second from assassins, being in a state of shock after the conducted coup, seeing the wounded tsar rushed for him with the help. The death of II Aleksander blighted chances of more further reforming you. After the murdered tsar III Aleksander who started the politics of the despotism assumed the power.
Construction began in 1883 under Alexander III, as a memorial to his father, Alexander II. Work progressed slowly and was finally completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907. Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors. The Church is prominently situated along the Griboedov Canal. The embankment at that point runs along either side of a canal. On March 13, 1881 (Julian date: March 1), as Tsar Alexander's carriage passed along the embankment, a grenade thrown by an anarchist conspirator exploded. The tsar, shaken but unhurt, got out of the carriage and started to remonstrate with the presumed culprit. A second conspirator took the chance to throw another bomb, killing himself and mortally wounding the tsar. The tsar, bleeding heavily, was taken back to the Winter Palace where he died a few hours later.
A temporary shrine was erected on the site of the attack while the project for a more permanent memorial was undertaken. It was decided that the section of the street where the assassination had taken place was to be enclosed within the walls of a church. The embankment was therefore extended out into the canal to allow the shrine to fit comfortably within the building and to provide space on the exterior wall for a memorial marking the spot where the assassination took place. Inside, an elaborate shrine was constructed on the exact place of Alexander's death, garnished with topaz, lazurite and other semi-precious stones. Amid such rich decoration, the simple cobblestones on which the tsar's blood was spilled and which are exposed in the floor of the shrine provide a striking contrast.
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Sergiom (55735) 2012-03-16 5:26
Ces églises sont la plus belle carte de visite de la Russie et pour cause, elles sont magnifiques de couleurs et de formes, surtout sous une lumière aussi belle.
JFS (32459) 2012-03-16 5:39
This is one of the most amazing churches i've ever seen! Excellent POV and sharpness. Spectacular shot!
ManuMay (34409) 2012-03-16 5:57
Excellent point of view, enhancing volumes and colours, very good sharpness and definition...Wonderful capture!!
Have a nice week end...
mohammad_H (8859) 2012-03-16 6:29
Beautiful landscape of the magnificent church. Paint beautiful blue sky. The shadow special effects to the environment. Good resolution. Right angle
danyy (0) 2012-03-16 8:30
il y a bien longtemps que je n'étais plus passé sur ta galerie et je note quelques belles photos de ces derniers jours. La dernière ma plait beaucoup, une ville que j'aimerais beaucoup visiter.
Avec malheureusement un peu de distorsion de perspective les lumières et les couleurs sont parfaites, la mise au point aussi,un endroit bien mis en valeur.
Miguel82 (21240) 2012-03-16 8:31
Hello So beautiful picture I like it lovely colors
everlasting (14367) 2012-03-16 10:06
Nice light and well chosen POV. Lovely details of this church and a very informative note. Thanks
jjcordier (73996) 2012-03-16 11:32
On ne se lasse pas de voir cette église en photo tant elle est extraordinaire. Un cadrage en légère contreplongée intéressant.
siudzi (32719) 2012-03-16 11:44
Fantastyczne zdjęcie!! Ten kościół zachwyca swoją architekturą, detalami, kolorami. Bardzo pięknie go uwieczniłeś. Zachwycająca praca!
besnard (52279) 2012-03-16 12:23
Un bon cliché de cette superbe église à l'architecture remarquable.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
lpi (4857) 2012-03-16 12:32
J'aime ton point de vue sur cette très belle église.
La lumière et les couleurs sont superbes !
rychem (20313) 2012-03-16 13:07
Te cerkwie sa jednak niesamowite, takie bogactwo form, ksztaltow i detali, doskonale ujeta, bajkowa kolorystyka
cargus (8044) 2012-03-16 14:04
The church is well presented, interesting vision in excelent color,contrast and brightness, a successful picture.
npecanhuk (61842) 2012-03-16 18:21
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
guld (1042) 2012-03-16 18:56
Hello! The beauty of the church is very apparent. What I liked is the perspective and the shadows also the color and the light control. Congrats.
SnapRJW (29570) 2012-03-17 3:29
Hello Gregg - Fantastic, highly decorative architecture presented against a beautiful sky. A mesmerizing building and a super shot. Warm regards rosemary
vasilpro (40861) 2012-03-18 13:55
Superb composition, lovely light and colors, excellent clarity and sharpness, very nice pp, impressive church with interesting architecture, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
PS. You have a wonderful photo gallery.
ChrisJ (94844) 2012-03-18 22:59
This impressive Russian church would easily give its more famous cousin in Moscow a run for its money! A fantastic upward pov with excellent sharpness & good framing and colour. I like the dappled light & shadows in the fg. Tfs!
bornav (478) 2012-03-26 5:26
Beautiful architectural photo Grzegorz! The angle of view makes the structure appear even more majestic and the glow on the dome makes it appear even more rich. the details and the colours are great.
fritzi007 (3277) 2012-04-24 8:58
I like your photo, congratulations!
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW, 77mm HOYA UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-16 5:21