Ancient monastery of the Repose of the Virgin in small town Staritza was founded in 1100-s.
Lot of the works here were performed during the reigh of the local Prince - brother of Ivan the Terrible, Andrey. Andrey was incarcerated and died of hunger by the order of his dark brother, as Ivan was afraid of his legitimacy towards the throne - quite a usual thing among the feudal rulers, may I add.
Here one can see the Uspensky Cathedral (in the middle, made in years 1503-1537), Church of Theotokos (to the right, built by Ivan the Terrible in year 1570), Bell-Tower (pink one, built in 1685), Trinity Church (to the left, made in year 1821), and finally some brick chapel, obviously erected already in XXI century.
Quite a complex, may I say, of the different ages and styles.
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jhm (143469) 2010-06-29 4:34
Thank you very much for your interesting note about the Uspensky Cathedral.
The a lot towers of differ cultures makes this image wonderful .
Nice composition, color and sharpness are excellent for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
adores (40392) 2010-06-29 5:24
So many different towers and architecture styles together!It's very well framed and light and colours are very good!You even got a beautiful sky!
dta (70959) 2010-06-29 5:28
Hello Uhu ,
What a great collection of towers ! Bulb , dom , spire ... Really interesting .*
asajernigan (21425) 2010-06-29 8:12
Nice shot of this collection of architectural styles. The angle of the shot is nice giving the shot a sense of direction and depth. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
pauloog (11747) 2010-06-29 10:02
Hello travel agency on wings,
A wonderful collection of domes in all shapes brought together, russia really has a vast collection of Orthodox richness on display...
serp2000 (41882) 2010-06-30 1:10
Я такого не видел. Очень красиво. Несколько эпох, но не портит, а дополняет. Классно снял.
Давай Германию посмотрим теперь.
Bianconeri78 (701) 2010-07-01 16:29
I like this picture and what it shows. The colours are nice, as is the composition. I wonder why they added this yellow porch to the main church in the center!
Thanks for sharing,
fritzi007 (8432) 2012-06-26 7:54
a dream photo with good comments, congratulations!