Happy Easter to all Trekkers!
To celebrate the holy holiday here's a photo taken inside a marvelous Russian-style church in St. Petersburg that was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881.
The church was built between 1883 and 1907 and was officially called the Resurrection of Christ Church (a.k.a. The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood ). The construction of the church was almost entirely funded by the Imperial family and thousands of private donators. Both the interior and exterior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day (V.M. Vasnetsov, M.V. Nesterov and M.A. Vrubel). Interestingly, despite the church’s very obviously Russian aspect, its principle architect, A. Parland, was not even Russian by birth.
The church was closed for services in the 1930s, when the Bolsheviks went on an offensive against religion and destroyed churches all over the country. It remained closed and under restoration for over 30 years and was finally re-opened in 1997 in all its dazzling former glory.
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serp2000 (39250) 2011-04-24 0:09
C праздником, Марина! Светлой Пасхи!
Всего самого доброго!
bracasha75 (24517) 2011-04-24 0:22
vasilpro (40917) 2011-04-24 0:33
Wonderful interior composition from a church, ideal for Easter celebration, excellent POV, lovely light and colors.
Have a nice Easter Sunday, Vasilis.
siudzi (33005) 2011-04-24 1:09
What a great interior full of amazing details, colors, lights. Very beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.
francio64 (38276) 2011-04-24 3:17
spettacolare immagine e spettacolare opera d'arte.
Complimenti all'artista e complimenti a te che hai realizzato una foto eccellente.
Auguri di Buona Pasqua!
tatadalou (6069) 2011-04-24 3:51
What a colourful church ! Mosaics are really stunning. Well done.
Joyeuses Pâques !
dta (65000) 2011-04-24 3:54
Ciao MArina ,
An excellent choice for this day ! What a rich and colorful decoration . A good framing for this fine interior picture ;
daddo (23603) 2011-04-24 5:01
Zdravo Marina from Vladimir.This is a glorious vision. One can imagine the impact it must produce on the faithful. The colours are divine and the workmanship exquisite. A special image to accompany your wishes.It is a credit to the Russian spirit that even the Bolsheviks didn't dare or didn't have the heart to destroy something so beautiful. Sretan Uskrs ili Светлой Пасхи!. Klaudio.
abmdsudi (41998) 2011-04-24 23:46
Great indoor shot to mark the easter festivity. Lovely in every detailed captured in such a pleasant natural indoor light. Well composed in excellent clarity, sharpness and color tones and the most attractive is your shooting angle with superb coverage and good impact, This is such an awesome picture, Well done and congrats.
bebbetto (12) 2011-04-26 6:26
Beautiful picture with gorgeous colors. The perspective is charming and the vault seems to meet and embrace the observer
Angshu (55267) 2011-04-26 9:07
A fabulous interior shot with the details so very clear! Fine symmetry and the rich colours of the fresco at the roof is wonderful. You handled the exposure excellently. Fine work!
Silvio1953 (119639) 2011-04-29 11:01
Ciao Marina, a belated Happy Easter to you too, great view of fantastic interior, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
wgreis (8267) 2011-05-01 14:46
A work of art explicit, Marina. I like the color and also the ambiance. It is seen in every detail of this wealth within.
Congratulations and big hug.
Have a great week.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-06 13:45
Hi dear Marina
Wonderful colors and details in this great picture
Excellent contrast and sharpness
Have a wonderful weekend
kordinator (15775) 2011-05-14 15:21
Wonderful photos from Russia.
Lovely Orthodox church in St. Petersburg.
Beautifully painted dome with beautiful frescos.
Beautiful is part of iconostases,too.
Fantastic light managment and amazing vivid colors.
Very well informative note.
ilDottore (5252) 2011-05-15 6:39
Stunning architecture and art piece you captured.
Strong colours add special drama to the scene.
Greetings from Dublin!
COSTANTINO (53715) 2011-05-18 11:36
I visited your gallery tonight and I chose
this beautiful shot with the amazing
decorations,wonderful interior composition
of this church,the light of the sun
pass through the windows and gives
life to the whole scenery
JFS (32459) 2011-05-30 13:34
Magical scene well captured, great management of the light. A beautiful place, indeed!
clic (14712) 2011-09-01 16:16
Thanks for your kind words, Marina.
That's a most beautiful ceiling adorned of colourful fine art paintings and lovely icons on walls intended as eye-catchers for devout persons and of course, for photographers!
claudeD (31765) 2011-10-08 11:36
Very interesting picture with a perfect sharpness and wonderful colors. I like the picture very much. Very informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Miguel82 (22431) 2012-05-05 6:11
A superb interior of church
An interesting comment from you also
Excellent sharpness and fine colors
ruisc_pt (10527) 2013-02-23 7:18
Fantastic image with awesome details.
gus72 (3719) 2014-02-14 23:10
Hi Marina !!!
Wow ..... the view is just spectacular .... the colours are so rich and paintings are so different to what we have seen in other churches.
Good camera settings allow you to get such an evenly illuminated image.
Excellent technical work and an outstanding subject.
Have a nice week end.
- Copyright: Marina Sh (marina7) (8053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-03
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Event
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites continue... #3 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-23 23:59