When I was riding my bike trough the southern part of Rostov Oblast and across whole Stavropol Kray, there was gloomy and rainy weather preventing me from photographing. But between these two mentioned above subjects of Russian Federation, a narrow strip of territory of the Republic of Kalmykiya stretched. This was only about 12 km of my way, but through the big settlement Priyutnoye, when the sun was shining briefly. The settlement’s name is from the Russian word “Priyut (Приют)” meaning refuge, shelter or asylum.
In Priyutnoye mainly Russians live, while 53.3 % of Kalmykiya’s population are Kalmyks. The Kalmyks are the only inhabitants of Europe whose national religion is Buddhism.
This Krestovozdvizhenskaya church was built in 1995 for personal expenses of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the first president of the Republic of Kalmykiya.
GPS coordinates: 46.10548 Lat, 43.50112 Long, 26 m
Surprisingly, this is the first shot from Kalmykiya on TrekEarth
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besnard (53756) 2011-07-31 2:48
Une belle image dominicale, sous le soleil ce qui ne gâte rien.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-07-31 3:53
You have done a beautiful job by making use of thebrief sunshine to capture this wonderful church. The color is very pleasing and details are captured very well. Even the sky looks wonderful. I like this picturesque shot with superb colors and sharpness.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-07-31 4:34
Very interesting architecture.
Colors and point of view are great in your composition. well done!
pajaran (52614) 2011-07-31 5:39
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i ljudima ...
Lepa Pravoslavna crkva sa krstovima koji idu u nebo, lepa arhitektura i kupole, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast kojim ste pokazali lepotu crkve.
Very interesting and good article about places and people ...
Beautiful Orthodox church with crosses that are in heaven, beautiful architecture and turrets, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Good length and severity have shown that contrast the beauty of the church.
All the best.
Sonata11 (33283) 2011-07-31 9:10
this photo of Orthodox church is a very beautiful. You menage the light and colors wonderfully. I like this composition with colose-up of this church. Well taken photo to let us see so many details. Perfect POV, sharpness, super clarity. Perfectly well done. I love it.
All the best,
siamesa (27743) 2011-07-31 16:39
Boa noite Sergiy
These golden domes are really marvelous. Very nice church and a very good capture. TFS
vasilpro (40933) 2011-07-31 16:44
Wonderful composition, beautiful church with interesting architecture, lovely colors, excellent light management, very nice POV, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast.
Warm regards, Vasilis.
emka (79926) 2011-07-31 23:58
I like the places that are little or totally unknown to Trekkers. here I am not surprised. Where is Kalmykiya? Who goes there? Interesting that they are buddhist. I would like to see their stupa. This new orthodox church is very nice and well presented.
sacimar (25975) 2011-08-01 5:31
other beautiful church, the domes are eye-catching, the composition is good with vivid colors and well managed light, well done,
kordinator (18574) 2011-08-01 5:38
Very interesting note of this part of Russia.
Lovely architecture of this nice Orthodox church.
Nice positioned details with fine texure and lovely sky.
danos (87505) 2011-08-01 10:29
i didn't know that there were in Europe Buddhism having in their region this impressive Orthodox church.Informative your note as really is the first time we see the church of Kalmykiya on TE.
adramad (38573) 2011-08-02 9:37
I love this picture so bright in which the beautiful church building harmonizes with the nice vegetation around it, all this gives you a superb picture, in which you've managed admirably good brightness and color so ideal, the sharpness makes the picture more delicious.
asajernigan (21298) 2011-08-03 7:44
This is a nice shot of this church. The angle of the shot works well allowing us to see more than one side of the building which creates depth. The fence and bushes in the foreground creates a nice border for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
ptiza (727) 2011-08-03 8:04
О, если вам повезло сфотографировать буддистские храмы Элисты, буду ждать с нетерпением их на ТЕ! А эта церквушка очень простая в архитектурном плане и радует глаз именно этой простотой. Отличные освещение и ракурс. Хорошая работа!
P.S. Дедушку Ленина с юными футболистами тож посмотрела.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: From Ukraine to Turkey by bike
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-31 2:39