Alexander Nevsky Cathedral may refer to various Eastern Orthodox cathedrals, all named after Russian prince & saint Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky (1220-1263) Prince of Novgorod in 1236-1251. Secured the west frontiers of Rus as a result of victorious battles with Sweden (Battle on Neva, 1240) and Teutonic Knights (battle of Ice of Lake Chudskoe, 1242). Due to his clever policy he reduced the Tatar-Mongol occupation. There are Orthodox churches named after him all over the world.
This is the 3rd largest cathedral in Russia, behind the main cathedrals in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It was built in the 1830's into the delta of Oka in Volga.
The central dome is 80 meters high!
The building was used as a refrigerated warehouse during the Communist era, but was restored and re-consecrated in the 1990s.
In the foreground, you see a piece parking of traffic police presidency of Nizhniy Novgorod.
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thor68 (5586) 2007-12-29 3:54
what a pretty and interesting yellow cathedral! :-) nice pov and
good composition with great details and nice colors.
well seen & captured, thor.
tedesse (25045) 2007-12-29 5:13
Beautiful view in this well composed shot.
Wonderful colors and lighting are very nice.
jmcl (14535) 2008-02-26 20:12
The color just overwhelms the scene .. it is such a striking and strong element .. beautiful place .. My first instinct was to tell you I thought to crop the foreground parking lot .. but the more I look at it the less I am sure.