Monastery of Saint Nicholas in Verkhoturye, 300km north of Yekaterinburg. Now inhabited by about 7,000 people, Verkhoturye was once a major outpost on the way to Siberia, well before communications shifted to the south. This church, one of the biggest in Russia, was built at the beginning of the 20th century, although the monastery existed as early as 1604, making it the oldest surviving orthodox monastery beyond the Urals. The monastery is also known for the relics of Simeon of Verkhotursk, a local saint. Rasputin spent some time here too, before the communists turned the monastery into a center for juvenile offenders. The picture is not great due to the poor weather, but I wanted to share with you a picture of this great place.
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guitianmiranda (5323) 2009-03-08 11:39
Hello Jeremy, under covered conditions, you have done a lightly picture of this building, where the quality and sharpness of it is the best of the photo. Well done.
Uhu (8475) 2009-03-09 4:46
SO you were even there!
Nice photo from Верхотурье, I expect more to come!
Very imposing cathedral, never was there but someday maybe I'll visit - my relatives are living pretty close to this part of Ural.
Selmik (3188) 2009-03-09 12:34
perfect photo,wonderful framing,colors,angle,composition,sharpness.
jemaflor (84733) 2009-03-10 11:36
Intéressante architecture, bon cadrage er netteté pour apprécier les détails, le pdv est bien choisi.
Clementi (52514) 2009-03-19 7:22
majestic and imposing architecture, certain the light has not helped you, but however you has realized a beautiful job.
xavshot (69835) 2009-04-04 12:31
j'aime beaucoup la lumière qui permet de rendre de nombreux détails dans cette architecture. Le graphisme de ce monastère me plait beaucoup. Belle photo.