Moldova is a little country, but ... the greatest vinery of the world with 1,5 million bottles is located here, and Chisinau is a city with some beautiful churches and old buildings with an interesting architecture.
the Cathedral of Christ's Nativity (Romanian: Catedrala Mitropolitană Nașterea Domnului) is the main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church in Central Chișinău, Moldova. It was commissioned by the governor of New Russia, Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, and Metropolitan Gavril Bănulescu-Bodoni in 1830. The cathedral was built in the 1830s to a Neoclassical design by Abram Melnikov (who had designed a similar church in Bolhrad). The cathedral was bombed during the World War II, and its bell tower was destroyed by the local Communists in 1962. The new bell tower was constructed in 1997. The restoration of the interiors is apparently still under way.
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mkamionka (34593) 2013-10-24 6:26
congratulations. You add one more country to your rich collection! Moldova is such a rare guest here it is always interesting to see anything from there.
Lovely postcard like presentation of this beautiful church, exactly as I like it,
danos (94234) 2013-10-24 6:31
welcome to the site after your long absence with this beautiful and shining scene.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image with the brilliant light to bring out the details of it.
Nicou (136112) 2013-10-24 7:07
quelle pureté dans les tons c'est mervielleux quel blanc et cette coupole de l'église, une mise en valeur parfaite avec du blanc et du bleu une sueprbe place un cil pur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (95479) 2013-10-24 7:26
Bonjour, cher Achim,
Le sujet principal est parfaitement placé dans la composition et attire immédiatement le regard. De plus, la note d'accompagnement est fort bien rédigée et permet de bénéficier d'un intérêt supplémentaire.
Très bien vu.
snunney (94835) 2013-10-24 7:27
Excellent capture of this impressive cathedral. I like the composition and the counterbalance offered by the domed fountain. The people crossing the square bring the scene to life and provide a good sense of scale. The image is pleasantly lit and has good colours and clarity.
cargus (10053) 2013-10-24 8:29
Interesting architecture rendered in a picture well done, light ,contrast and color better harmonized,
lousat (87108) 2013-10-24 8:57
Hi Achim,it's nice to see you again after longtime! And you come back whit a very nice pic fron an unusual country for the touristic trips,a magnificent church whit a very original style,a mix between roman and orthodox styles,very nice decentralized composition and perfect details and exposure,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Fis2 (93793) 2013-10-24 9:15
A very curious church.
I like POV and composition.
Good colors and light.
Have a nice evening
pierrefonds (63310) 2013-10-24 15:11
The wideness of the square is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Cathedral of Christ. The presence of the people is bringing life to the scene. Have a nice day.
besnard (55814) 2013-10-24 23:05
Tu nous reviens, après une longue absence avec une image lumineuse qui met en valeur cette architecture élégante et intéressante.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
Graal (101714) 2013-10-25 2:48
Welcome Achim after the break!
Interesting presentation from Moldova. Nice architecture of cathedral. Good panoramic composition. Yes, Moldavian vines are very taste and good. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (73492) 2013-10-26 13:10
Lovely architectural details!
Pleasant-looking urban environment!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
ChrisJ (109494) 2013-10-29 8:28
I might have left a little more breathing space above the cross at the top but apart from that this is perfect in every way: density, color, saturation and framing are all impeccable. Not much you can do about the people in the bottom right corner. You need the patience of Job to get them completely in frame! Tfs!
jemaflor (93193) 2013-11-01 1:15
Nice architecture, good composition and light management with a good white for these walls, tfs.
jacquest (18927) 2014-01-08 11:00
Thnak you for having visited one of my photos. I like your view on this cathedral and the lively place in front. There is good deepness and the light enhanves the forms and colors.
jmdias (61288) 2015-01-13 15:17
it is ever impressive to see the list of countries you have visited. probably you are the member of TE with more countries visited.
very nice the shapes of this church, it has a classic style, but a simplicity very interesting that make the building more curious. TFS an image of this country I never had seen before.