Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn's largest and grandest cupola cathedral.
The large, richly decorated Orthodox church, in mixed historicist style, was built on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Russian tsarist empire. The architect of the church was Mikhail Preobrazhenski from St. Petersburg. The church is dedicated to the Prince of Novgorod, Alexander Yaroslavitz Nevsky, who led the famous Ice Battle on the banks of Lake Peipsi on 5 April, 1242 and halted the Germans' eastward advance.
Before the building of the cathedral, there was a garden on the same site, in front of Toompea Castle, with a memorial to Martin Luther. The well-maintained cathedral is the grandest sacred Orthodox structure in Tallinn.
The church's belltowers hold Tallinn's most powerful church bell ensemble, consisting of 11 bells, including the largest in Tallinn, weighing 15 tonnes. You can hear the entire bell ensemble playing before church services. The interior, decorated with mosaics and icons, is well worth a visit.
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MIG13 (0) 2006-06-11 10:36
Hi, George! Very nice pic, with a perfect composition and beautiful colours! Thanks for sharing! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.
Hanssie (10401) 2006-06-11 10:42
A wondeful picture and good view into the street without disturbing details as traffic-signs and things, I always hate that:-))
Colours are nice and I especially like the wet stones, amazing picture, George ! !
pasternak (15181) 2006-06-11 11:40
Nice perspective and colours, George. The yellow walls go very well with the cobblestone pavement. The POV is great, so that the eye travels along the walls upwards to the catherdral. Very well done!
veve (4189) 2006-06-11 12:07
Excellent perspective and wonderful colors!
bantonbuju (51781) 2006-06-11 12:09
love this shot, strong saturation, good composition, just missing a human passing by (dont bother too much, its my "human" obsession :-))
good work, i like it,
best wishes, jerzy
jemaflor (84707) 2006-06-11 12:24
Great perspective with at the end this beautiful church, good effect with this yellow colour and perfect sharpness on the street texture. Well done.
agbonavita (0) 2006-06-12 17:57
I live this colors!
Great DOF and POV too! Imagine a blu sky here!
Thanks for the note. Estonia is pretty like that photo?
mammad (3558) 2006-06-13 7:54
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful !
THe color tone is great by all means ,The light conditions were superb and u have taken full advantage from it ,So smart.I love taking shots after the rain ,so I really love this one,U've done a great job friend Thanks.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-06-14 10:14
Hi George - I really like this, the white sky is kinda dull, but the ornate church and the bright yellow walls more than compensate for that.
asanak (1972) 2006-06-19 12:46
Excellent perspective and wonderful shot!
What I really like about this one is the neutral color tone and the sharp focus .great job friend !
lasscor (7640) 2006-06-24 17:46
Wonderful colorful composition.
Great pov, dof, colors, light, sharpness.
I like much the wet effect which shows us nice textures.
alana (2625) 2006-08-14 20:04
An absolutelly fantastic cityscape, bright colors, pespective, your point of view, contrast and sharpness are just great... Very well composed and done indeed
robertosalguero (246) 2006-11-18 4:08
Beautiful colorful cities of eastern Europe. I love them. They have so much character and charm. excellent capture of the street leading to the cathedral. The colors are nicely saturated and the point of view is very good, allowing for a good perspective of the block. Nice work George :-)
paura (47166) 2006-11-28 4:18
Excelent composition here, friend. Your nice POV alow to see the amazing place, full of interesting architecture details. Very beautiful the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral towers.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorites, Tallinn, The picturesque medieval city [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-11 10:05
- Favorites: 3 [view]