This is the Transfiguration Cathedral (Spaso-Preobrazhensky sobor)in Perm city. Buit in 1799-1834.
Cathedral is the hail growth vertical line of the city, architectural and spiritual symbol of Perm. Erected at the highest point of the riverside mountain Sludka it can be perfectly seen from the Kama river and from any part of the city.
The cathedral erection is bound with the establishment of the Perm province in 1797 and the Perm eparchy in 1799. The stone to build the cathedral was brought from the territory of the former Pyskorskiy Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy monastery. The initial project authors were M. F. Kazakov and his apprentices. The bell tower was planned by the architectures L. P. Ruska and P. T. Vasiliev. The final version was fulfilled by I. I. Sviyasev. The mighty tower bell vertical took the typical for the Russian classicism clear-cut contours and raised over 70 meters above the Kama river.
Cathedral had three-nave plan with the slight projections and pentagonal altar apse. The brick walls are two meters wide. The winter part of the temple is covered by three cylindrical vaults. The summer part is covered by the octagonal dome with the central head finished by the «onion» cupola. Alterations and reconstructions: in 1853, by architect Letuchiy G. P., in 1892-95, by architect Turcjevich A. B., replanning — by architect Shvarev N. A., summer part reconstruction — in 1954-58 by Rudnik D. Y. In 1930 there was a resolution made by the presidium of the Ural regional executive committee to close the Cathedral and to place there the Art Gallery and the scientific regional library. There is a unique Perm wooden sculpture collection «Perm Gods» kept in the Gallery today, icons of the Stroganovs' period, the made of cedar 22 meters high gilt icon shield, carried out in Moscow in the 17th century and brought in from the Pyskorskiy monastery.
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lousat (79912) 2012-05-30 7:51
Hi Serghei,a very original pov and a nice composition,maybe the tree is not in the best position and it cover the church,but i like the idea and the great details and bright colors,great management of the hard light too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
GiovanniG (2998) 2012-05-30 8:00
Seghei, You have done again. Fabulous! Outstanding capture such detail and wonderful colors. The POV couldn’t be better! Thanks for sharing and keep uploading your beautiful photos! Warmest regards GiovanniG
claudeD (34424) 2012-05-30 8:09
onderful architecture and nature combination. I like the clarity and the perfect sharpness of the shot.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
altay1364 (0) 2012-05-30 8:14
Wow! very beautiful , nice colors and great clarity and sharpness,TFS;Best Regards
erhan1958 (15376) 2012-05-30 9:56
very colourfull and sharpnes
you shot good point
JFS (32459) 2012-05-30 10:34
Impressive church almost hiden by these green trees. The visual effect is very nice and the vertical format very suitable.
See you around!
marcan44 (6299) 2012-05-30 11:04
giusto il formato verticale per mostrare questo bel campanile della chiesa della Trasfigurazione, ricca di storia come si legge nelle tue note.
Gli alberi in primo piano non disturbano anzi danno prospettiva e profondità all'immagine.
dta (69490) 2012-05-30 12:54
Hello Serghei ,
This is a beautiful view of this elegant church . The trees hide partially the building , but not too much ,in springtime . The colors are very pleasant .
Gigidusud (17327) 2012-05-30 15:02
Beautiful architecture with nice colors and splendid light.Great POV and framing.I like it!
bukitgolfb301 (37066) 2012-05-30 16:38
Hi dear Serghei
Back to your mother country!
Another wonderful and also comfortable shot.
A vertical framework is very nive. Very good combination of trees and tower. Sharp and clear image as usual.
Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good day!
Many thanks and best regards,
Takero, leaving for Sapporo(Hokkaido) by business trip
cargus (8843) 2012-05-30 21:32
An interesting architectural scene,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
siamesa (27753) 2012-05-31 0:08
Bom dia Serghei
Perfect exposure . This church is beautiful and the trees like a curtain are lovelies. TFS
tedesse (25133) 2012-05-31 1:31
Beautifully showed Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Perm. Vertical Fantastic staff, excellent sharpness and beautiful colors.
Have a nice day
npecanhuk (68238) 2012-05-31 17:48
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, slim vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
mkamionka (31525) 2012-06-04 13:09
you are traveling so much that rarely you post from your own country. This is a beautiful church and captured at a great light. It is so full of color. I like the contrast of the yellow and blue, and everything is decorated with the green leaves on trees.
Very charming presentation,
fritzi007 (7606) 2012-06-05 14:32
wunderschöne Kirche, besonders die Bäume im Vordergrund gefallen mir sehr!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Zeit
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-06-11 5:33
Wow, splendid scenery! Love the brilliant lighting and the vibrant colors in here. The format works well very much, the trees create a beautiful obstruction to the church. haha. Great find, great shot!