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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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  • Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3033 W: 67 N: 4380] (37963)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-05-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-30 7:47
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