This is a tricky posting. I am well aware that this is one of the most photographed objects in the western world (a bit like the Eiffel Tower) and that most people choose the front view down the canal taken from Nevsky Prospekt. I have that on my harddisk as well, but as someone said, you can almost see the tripod marks on the pavement. So I chose this view from a park on the side of the church, slightly blocked by trees with a lovely spring foliage, which in my view contrasts well the bright colours of the church. I also posted a detailed view of the facade as a workshop.
This church was built in the 1880s by Zsar Alexander 3rd on the very spot where his predecessor Alexander 2nd was assasinated on March 1st 1881, to commemorate the murdered zsar. Hence the name Church of our Saviour on spilled blood. The inside of the church is covered entirely in the finest mosaics you can imagine and one can spend hours inside what is now used only as a museum. During the communist years the church was used as a warehouse. Today it is on the Unesco world heritage list - as it deserves.
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jhm (139236) 2004-06-02 7:48
Splendid fine as gossamer picture Per, excellent composition, Very nice note too!I like of this!
Jeppe (18654) 2004-06-02 12:27
Nice view indeed Per - and a different fine to watch and if it wasen't for the trees this would perhaps be where to marks could be found.
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2004
- Theme(s): World Heritage Sites Part VI, Church in Russia, Same subject - different photographer [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-01 16:21
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