Here's a Smolny Cathedral in Smolny Monastery in St-Petersburg. It's a pure example of late Baroc style, built by architect Rastrelli in years when Classicism was already appearing.
It's 97 meters high, and so well balanced and decorated that architect Giacomo Quarenghi, also an Italian who was working in St-Petersburg, and who hated Baroc in general and Rastrelli in personal, when walking past Smolny always took his hat off and exclaimed: «Ecco una chiesa!», which means "What a Church it is!".
Nowadays it's a concert hall with a very good acoustic.
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BeBeHooker (0) 2008-05-12 3:59
Amazing orthodox church. Wonderful cathedral. Fantastic architecture.
Beautiful light and colors.
smartcat (835) 2008-05-12 4:24
Картинка очень красиво получилась!
Интересно, как у некоторых наших польских друзей практически одинаковые комментарии ко всем фотографиям :)
alive (1360) 2008-05-12 4:55
Excellent photo. Great clearness and good colors and clarity.
erbiloguz (922) 2008-05-12 5:25
Nice arthitecture pic.. nice blue and real colors..İ like it
thor68 (5586) 2008-05-12 5:57
what a pretty cathedral! :-) excellent architectural shot with lovely colors - the baby-blue
and the gold on top are great - and a nice sunlight on the object. fantastic job & take care, thor.
marjan (6279) 2008-05-12 7:22
hi Uhu, excellent shot with superb motive in nice strong color.
lousat (89230) 2008-05-12 16:58
Hi Uhu,i'm back to see your last churchs,my best compliemnts for this great collection.This pic is wonderfull,excellent quality in sharpness and colours and very wonderfull place,have a nice day,Luciano
ChrisJ (111674) 2008-05-13 1:06
Wonderful dual blue & white color tones, with a good pov, & excellent sharpness & framing. Congratulations!
pablominto (53746) 2008-05-13 1:43
St Petersburg is a city with some amazing architecture, probably originating in some merger of Eastern and Western styles!
This lovely church is captured with impressive details, the white parts are well exposed...
A nice symmetrical composition!
Gustaw (21670) 2008-05-13 9:40
Wow! this times photo is very oryginal and very good. I very like your composition, I like your warm colours. Well done. Beautiful russian architecture!
vincz (19113) 2008-05-14 0:50
Very strong blue colors, for this fantastic architecture. You did an excellent job here.
PaulVDV (27866) 2008-06-01 14:09
Great architecture picture.
I like the blue colours very much and the composition with the clouds at both sides of the towers.
amino (418) 2008-06-17 2:19
This is the first Baroque cathedral I see in St. Peter. The colours are vivid and you have a nice composition and exposure.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-07-28 10:59
Tu as rйussi une belle lumiиre pour faire cette photo. J'aime le bleu du ciel qui rйpond а celui de la cathйdrale. Une excellente photo de cet йdifice baroque d'une grande beautй.
Hellas (6937) 2009-01-14 4:40
Beautiful! I love the way the sky and clouds look. Amazing arhitecture and colour decoration, too. The composition and the details are simply great.