If you have got from Podil to Mikhaylovska Square by funicular and you want to go back to Podil, it would be better, if you walk along the shot Desyatinna Street to its confluence with the ancient Volodimirska Street. From there, the most romantic street of Kiyiv begins. In Russian its name is Andreevskiy Spusk (Descent), but in Ukrainian it is titled as Andriyivskiy Uzviz (Ascent). This is how different these two Ukraine’s most spoken languages are.
At the upper point of this descent-ascent, there is the Kiyiv's most famous and beautiful Andriyivska Church, built in 1747–1754 according to design in Baroque style made by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Unfortunately, at the moment of capturing, the church still was under renovation. I hope that by the summer 2012, when UEFA Euro is to be held, all churches and cathedrals of Kiyiv will be OK.
GPS coordinates: 50.45898 Lat, 30.51787 Long, 186 m
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pajaran (47796) 2011-04-16 13:12
Lepa, stara crkva ...
Dobar tekst i prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar snimak sa svetlom koje je naglasilo detalje na fasadi.
Dobar tekst, ostrina snimka i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Peijatno vece i dobar vikend.
Beautiful, old church ...
A good text and view the beautiful colors and photo.
Good clip with a light which stressed the details on the facade.
Good text, image sharpness and composition, my congratulations on the good work.
Pleasant evening and good weekend.
ciakgiak (30403) 2011-04-16 13:17
sono davvero incredibilmente belli i decori della facciata di questa Cattedrale ed i loro colori, la bella luce ne fa risaltare i fregi che risultano perfettamente nitidi grazie ad una qualitа superlativa. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio e buon WE.
resat1972 (7134) 2011-04-16 13:36
a successful operation
a beautiful church,
a beautiful presentation
very good colors and composition
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-04-16 13:40
Hi Sergiy, Fantastic photo of this super church, Just love the colours against the great blue sky, Well done, H ave a nice sunday, Cheers Iain.
siolaw (38018) 2011-04-16 21:30
That is another beautiful church, intricately decorated with golden and blue colours.
Cropping a bit on the lower part could have been an option, to avoid the cars?
Excellent general quality as usual!
samson (1355) 2011-04-16 22:42
You have captured another beautiful church building. The gold on the turquoise blue roof really stands out. The dome shaped roofs of mosques in our country look amazingly liked the Ukrainian church roofs. The architecture influence had spread really far East.
dip (23510) 2011-04-16 23:45
this is indeed an impressive and beautiful church,and you present very good in your photo,
clarity and sharpness are really fantastic,also light managment and framing are great!
emka (72206) 2011-04-17 0:01
I remember this church from Andriyivskiy Uzviz from my visit in Lyiv some years ago. The church is so beatiful with its green-gold domes. Looks like a jewel box. I sould prefer it without cars but with it we can't do anything.
have a nice Sunday
Royaldevon (25884) 2011-04-17 1:07
Good Morning Sergiy,
This is indeed a beautiful church! It looks stunning with its turquoise and gold decoration. Your upward pov, with its sharp exposure, adds esteem and stature.
Have a lovely Sunday,
janusz2054 (2) 2011-04-17 1:21
That is another beautiful church with interesting architecture.Excellent light management and contrast, lovely colors, very nice POV.
Have a nice Sunday,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-17 3:07
Superb blue color which harmony and contrast between the tender color of the church and the sky's color. Good balance in the composition with the church a little well off-centred on the right.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-04-17 3:12
What a beautiful church with so much details. The image is very sharp with superb colors and clarity.The image is composed with a nice angle.
JCG (35129) 2011-04-17 4:23
It is necessary to climb to arrive to this splendid religious building, that it is in the car that with feet !!! Still a superb Sunday photograph, this church has an architecture of exception and coloured, I like much the quality of the image which enables us to appreciate each detail of the photograph. Beautiful work, Sergiy cheer.
With all my friendships and excellent Sunday,
danos (82655) 2011-04-17 4:33
superb the presntation of the Andriyivskiy Uzviz's church with the green domes to dominate the scene.I like the clarity aand the sharpness of the image, with the contrast of the scene to be fascinating.
Have a nice Sunday,Danos
npecanhuk (60132) 2011-04-17 7:08
Its architectural details (shapes and colors) are magnificent!
Very attractive picture with excellent overall photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (51348) 2011-04-17 12:03
strong and proud, thats what i see here. love the tall stance and confident elegance.
the bright blue is even more prominant with the light, even despite the overcast conditions.
wonderful color contrasts all over the place.
enjoy your sunday
siamesa (27703) 2011-04-17 12:28
Boa tarde Sergiy
Splendid church with its rich golden details. Perfect point of view and marvelous colors. TFS
nikkitta (12742) 2011-04-17 18:42
Interesting note that helps to appreciate the beautiful church from which I love the colors and the golden decorations
Great shot and composition
Greetings and have a good beginning of a week
jhm (134440) 2011-04-18 3:48
Lovely colorfully image of the these splendid church.
Excellent perspective nice depth.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
pablominto (53744) 2011-04-19 9:15
And there is one church more amazing than the other one...!
In particular the details are eye-catching, nicely worked out in something that looks like gold plating...
A stunning architecture, and very typical for the region as you have shown us!
Juntas (7958) 2011-04-19 9:38
Hi Sergiy. You caught a really beautiful light here and it provided such beautiful colors and clarity. The details are amazing in this beautiful church. I like the perspective and you have chosen a nice format to present it. Well done.
Have a ice evening.
serp2000 (37457) 2011-04-19 10:13
это нечто! Я такой красоты давно не видел! Лепота!
Спасибо, что показал нам такой шедевр зодчества!
Добавляю мои комплименты в твою копилку!
paololg (31448) 2011-04-20 15:32
Ciao dear Sergiy,
admiring your photos would seem that all the churches in Ukraine are very beautiful. Probably it is true, but surely your way of photographing emphasizes the beauty and the architecture of these unbelievable churches, absolutely interesting. Congratulations, also this photo is perfect!
Ciao, have a nice day!
adramad (34903) 2011-04-26 9:22
After a few days away, and I'm back in the pages.
Great composition with this splendor church, its construction is very beautiful and elegant with this profusion of towers and domes, the ideal complement colors.
Its luminosity is magnificent, as well as sharp, colorful, good job.
Have a nice afternoon.
geoant68 (2751) 2011-04-28 8:49
very beautiful the view of the Andriyivska church with the pale and well painted colours to make the view of it so fine and eye-catching.Excellent the clarity as the presentation too.
PS thank you for putting my portfolio to your favourites.
shevchenko (19051) 2011-05-22 19:50
Good frame to show a beautiful old church on the slope, I like the background architecture too, distinct image in a sunny day, thanks for sharing a view from the beautiful old city.
sacimar (25971) 2011-05-23 9:55
this is an impressive building, I like the colors and domes' details, the quality of the image is excellent, well done!
kordinator (14831) 2011-05-29 2:43
An amazing and high quality photos.
Impressive architecture of this old church,
and a beautiful presentation.
Fantastic colors and superb light managment.
I realy like veray much zour works.
Great job my friends
mkamionka (29153) 2011-07-13 1:45
It seems I have missed plenty of your works recently.
This architecture presented here is spectacular -I just love the colors and shapes and the unique style. Very impressive church set against a nice sky subtle touched with cloud layers.
Very well done,
jmdias (51941) 2011-08-12 17:39
amazing this church, perfect light and sharpness to show us these impressive details and colors. marvelous architecture. the lower part of the compo isn't so nice but |I understand you wanted to show the stairs and the place where this marvelous church is located. beautiful job. TFS;
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sergiyade Sergiy's Ukrainian Churches., Sergiyade West Kiev, 50°N (50th parallel north in Westen Ukraine) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-16 13:06