This is the place of junctuon of two great Russian rivers, Volga and Oka, in the beautiful city Nizhny Novgorod, the fifth large city in Russia. Oka is fore, Volga is in the background.
This shot was taken from a very high right bank of Oka, where most part of the old city is situated.
By the way, just right banks of large rivers, flowing from South to North in the North Hemisphere are usually much higher than left ones. I heard that it proves in some way, that the Earth is really turning around its axis, but I don't remember why :)
The beautiful red church with colourful domes in the foreground is Christmas church built in 1701. It is also called Stroganov's by a name of the merchant who gave money for it construction.
At the left bank of Oka is bright yellow cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (this knyaz of Novgorod is a saint of Russian Orthodox church).
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Bianconeri78 (701) 2008-05-05 6:42
Nice picture with two beautiful churches. I think you should have tried harder to keep the horizon straight though.
Uhu (8475) 2008-05-05 8:03
Ух ты какая церковь! Купола особенно красивые.
lousat (77848) 2008-05-05 15:47
Hi Igor, a very beautifull russian corner,i like a lot the colours of the chirchs and the incredible quality of the sharpness and details,my best compliments,Luciano
Tue (27696) 2008-05-06 13:37
It's a pity the horizon is tilted, otherwise it's a wonderful view from a great, high POV. The colours, of the churces in particular, are beautiful and it's nice to see the place where to the two rivers meet each other. Well done!
ecoli1946 (259) 2008-05-06 16:02
Tout comme Tue, je suis embarassé par l'inclinaison importante de l'horizon. Comme j'aime bien ta photo, principalement à cause du contraste entre le sacré de cette belle église et les installations portuaires et parce que les couleurs sont intéressantes, je tente un WS qui devrait te plaire.
erdo (569) 2008-05-09 2:52
Beautiful point of view with such good colors, I wish the horizon was straight.Nice to see Volga.TFS
- Copyright: Igor Igor (smartcat) (835)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-30
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 6:19