The Sveti Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Свети Александър Невски) in Sofia is an Orthodox cathedral, built in Neo-Byzantine style.
Being one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world, it’s the symbol of Sofia and has become a primary tourist attraction.
A big surprise to me was that the plane that brought me to Bulgaria flew over the centre of the capital just a few minutes before the landing and right under my window I could admire this beauty of Sofia.
(If travelling to Bulgaria from a more western country choose a seat at the right side of the plane)
Happy Easter !
Orthodox people will have to be patient till April, 27th to celebrate Easter.
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marjan (6277) 2008-03-22 3:14
hi Paul, excellent shot, good compositin adn nice beautiful motive.
kpav (5031) 2008-03-22 3:23
Hello Paul, beautiful night shot with excellent light. It is a little blurred I think, but it manages to depict nicely the atmosphere and to represent the great architecture of the cathedral. The Orthodox Easter this year is at 27th of April.
lilimih33 (9912) 2008-03-22 3:32
Very beautiful Cathedral and great night picture!
Good colours and light and nice perspective!
dumbo (4541) 2008-03-22 5:50
Really good colors and lights. I like this POV.
mursaloglu (8047) 2008-03-22 6:06
You captured this architectural night scene with great ability and wonderful sharpness. Just fantastic night shot with great elegance. Bravo ihsan
lestans (16772) 2008-03-22 8:50
this is really a beautiful monument, there are many domes and I can guess that the church is very nice also inside.
Good quality picture, TFS!
claudeD (24201) 2008-03-22 10:15
excellent night shot with a very good light managment.Well done.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (55063) 2008-03-22 10:24
Good night capture of this magnificent orthodox Cathedral, in which the lighting and the golden and warm tones increase the graphism of its elegant architecture.
The photographic result is very good.
Thank you for the information of your note, especially for the choice of the seat in the plane.
Graal (88982) 2008-03-22 11:08
very nice old architecture and night shot. An interesting informations. Good work. I like it.
Clementi (52511) 2008-03-23 1:45
Ciao Paul ,
fantastic nocturne , i like the desrt square .
good colors and great management of light .
rodgerg (55767) 2008-03-23 2:40
Een zeer mooie foto van dit grote kerk. Schitterend licht en mooie presentatie. Ik houd ook van de compositie met deze boom op de rechterkant.
lousat (57724) 2008-03-23 14:28
Hi Paul,i can't believe!! One of my travel's dreams it's to see this cathedral,i see many pics and i think it's fascinating out and indoor.You show me the best,a perfect nightshot of this beauty,i must to say you 1000 thanks and give you my compliments for the excellent quality.Have a nice day,Luciano.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-03-24 4:43
Great night catch !
This architecture is so beautiful, and your picture is on par with it, with its great sharpness and colors.
feather (51128) 2008-03-24 5:12
Excellent night shot of this cathedral. You have exposed it well and can show the wonderful architectural details. Well done
Waylim (22357) 2008-03-24 10:04
Great night image of this impressive architecture. Not as sharp as can be but you captured the very quite atmosphere and romantic mood. I like the colors of the light and composition is good.
mikele_pl (2400) 2008-03-28 10:28
this is a very nice night shot. The cathedral looks stunning. The picture seems a bit shaken, but nevertheless it is a good try. Thanks for sharing.
toto (0) 2008-04-04 1:20
belle photo de ce superbe bâtiment qui est comme je comprend une cathédrale orthodoxe, prise le soir avec ces éclairages magnifiques et avec une très bonne exposition qui lui donne une grande netteté, grâce a laquelle on peut en admirrer son architecture avec ces dômes de toutes beautés, ces nombreuse fenètres ou baie longues et avec cette arche sur le dessus.
Felip (3907) 2008-04-05 16:26
Good night Paul,
Good shot, I coul even say excellent. The POV is fantastic, and the colurs superb...I take good note of your advice of travelling on the right side of the plane ;)...And if one day I travel to Belgium I will take a real big suitcase, to put on it all the chocolates I will buy :)
elitsa (509) 2008-04-13 7:59
Very beautiful image of night St A. Nevsky Cathedral. You catch the spirit of this majesty buildign..
jaywalker (16061) 2008-06-15 14:18
Hi Paul, Gorgeous architecture beautifully designed, the night light is very good & has picked up the wonderful detail, well framed, there is a little noise, although not enough to worry about, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
keribar (43841) 2008-06-24 21:17
I visited your gallery and fell upon nice images. One of them is the St Sophia of Sofia. I couldn't resist to make a workshop,
because I like it and was disturbed by the leaning bell tower.
Hope you won't mind about this.
Friendly yours - Izzet
foozi (7101) 2008-08-07 3:18
a real wonderful shot of the cathedral. Great light and shadow management. The soft light and soft wall makes the mood so calm and nice.
Well composed to show the magnificent and its majestic.
scrubs (229) 2008-11-17 1:49
The POV is very well chosen, but it's a bit noisy and blurry.
Whatever, it remains a nice photo of this place.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2008-12-13 11:15
At first thanks a lot for sharing such aphoto with us..
But this Orthodox CATHEDRAL is one of the largest
Orthodox in the world..This shot is amazing taken at
night with this gold lighting..