I can imagine how crowded the Mikhaylovska square is today, 24-04-2011, when the Ukrainian Orthodox Churches (there are at least six of them: Autocephalous, Autocephalous Canonical, of the Moscow Patriarchate, of the Kyivan Patriarchate, in Canada, and in the USA) are celebrating one of their main holidays, Easter. But when my grandson and I were there, near the entrance of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate), the square was rather deserted, maybe because the weather was not very good on that last day of the summer 2010.
GPS coordinates: 50.45542 Lat, 30.52137 Long, 186 m
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RhodieIke (11744) 2011-04-23 23:39
Hi Sergiy, Super photo of this fantastic church and Monastery, Love all the cold colours, topped with the gold, Cheers Iain.
pajaran (57969) 2011-04-23 23:48
Kod nas je osvanuo lep, suncan Uskrsnji dan.
Lepa crkva sa zlatnim kupolama i krstovima koji idu u nebo, dobar prikaz lepom fotografijom.
Dobar tekst, snimak i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Srecan vam Uskrs.
Sve najbolje za praznik.
In our dawned beautiful, sunny Easter day.
Beautiful church with golden domes and crosses that are in heaven, a good view nice photograph.
Good text, photo and composition, my congratulations on the good work.
Happy Easter to you.
All the best for the holiday.
vasilpro (41215) 2011-04-23 23:53
Wonderful composition, beautiful monastery with interesting architecture, lovely light and colors, excellent POV.
Have a nice Easter Sunday, Vasilis.
Royaldevon (36135) 2011-04-24 0:34
Good Morning Sergiy,
Excellent, sharp exposure, has produced pin-sharp, interesting details. Your pov is well judged, giving a nice l/r movement across the frame on a downward diagonal.
With a colour palette, mainly of gold and blue, this is quite sumptuous!
Have a lovely Easter Sunday,
kordinator (20453) 2011-04-24 0:41
Hristos Voskrese Sergiy
Wonderful gold-blue-whith colored photographia.
Lovely Orthodox churchs under fantastic sky.
serp2000 (43108) 2011-04-24 0:55
Присоединяюсь к вышесказанному, Сергей!
Отличный снимок, нежные цвета. Особенно нравятся религиозные граффити на стене.
Светлой Пасхи! ВВ!
siudzi (34141) 2011-04-24 1:15
Excellent shot of this amazing church! Really like its wonderful and colorful architecture. Beautiful presentation. Thanks for sharing.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-24 1:59
Superb religious architectur, well coloured too with a well balalnced mixt between blue, white and dored color. Excellent POV too with the two parts of the edifice well locatd for give depht to the image.
Have a nice Sunday,
siamesa (28115) 2011-04-24 2:41
Bom dia Sergiy
Surely a great comemorations in these days.
The church and monastery are marvelous and your photo show this.
siolaw (38292) 2011-04-24 3:04
Well balanced compo between the two monuments. The blue and gold really goes together very well. Perspective and also light are both well managed.
npecanhuk (73492) 2011-04-24 5:14
I love that white & blue & golden in those buildings... Those colors help to enhance the beauty of their architectural details!
Truly attractive architecture picture!
Excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-24 6:56
Anothe lovely monastery with golden domes. Love the blue and white colors. Nice sharp composition. Excellent work with so much details.
ciakgiak (30427) 2011-04-24 10:11
che meraviglia i colori e le cupole finemente decorate di questa splendida chiesa!
Una qualità perfetta permette di ammirare ogni dettaglio mentre la verticale mette la chiesa in contrasto con un cielo splendido. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio e tanti auguri.
saxo042 (37792) 2011-04-24 10:20
This combination of light blue and gold is quite incredible. Very beautiful buildings and a masterfully taken picture!
PaulVDV (26692) 2011-04-24 11:59
Very well chosen POV to show us the wonderful complex of the St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery with the large wall painting near the entrance as a fantastic introduction.
Not so good weather you write. But the sky with its many white clouds fits well with the splendid blue and white facades and the tower of this monastery. The many golden domes and the crosses are a great sight.
Best regards, Paul
williewhistler (16193) 2011-04-24 13:02
Hello Sergiy,this is such a lovely photograph,the ornate detail and beautiful colours are just exquisite.
A most interesting and well presented image.
Best wishes Les.
paololg (31448) 2011-04-24 13:53
Ciao dear Sergiy,
another masterpiece of photographic perfection, another masterpiece of architectural beauty of this great orthodox monastery. Thanks to the perfection of the details it is possible to also admire the frescos on the wall. It's unbelievable as the gold sparkles in your photos. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
emka (91518) 2011-04-24 15:18
haha, one of my first photos on TE was from this beautiful . blue church . Fantastic architecture.
Blue chur ch, blue sky and golden domes, super.
P.S.You have a grandson?? How old is he?
zoomer (6) 2011-04-24 16:39
Very picturesque architecture presented in fine color and sharpness.I find the variety interesting and amazing.Friendly regards Wolf.
pablominto (53746) 2011-04-24 23:08
I notice the painting on the wall, showing how the congregation is lining up for the Easter service!
Must be a religious people in Kyiv, two churches within 50 m.....
As always the impressive golden globes shining in the fine spring light..!
shevchenko (19444) 2011-04-25 0:02
What a beautiful old church,
especially I like the murals,
thanks for sharing.
samson (1355) 2011-04-25 4:23
A lovely church building of beautiful colour coordination of blue and white walls, and golden domes.
You have a great collection of beautiful church buildings indeed.
resat1972 (7510) 2011-04-25 10:52
Colors very nice
very nice blue sky and clouds
macjake (64714) 2011-04-25 18:16
this is like having 2 photos in one.
how far apart are those two churches?
i like how the lighting is different compared to the fg and bg.
lots of height, depth, and beautiful colors.
nikkitta (17066) 2011-04-26 19:46
I like the churches you show here, but this is incredible beautiful, like the blue color and the golden domes with an also beautiful sky
Great Shot and POV
Thanks a lot for sharing and greetings
danos (94284) 2011-04-28 14:28
nice the coexist of the St.Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery with the bell tower on the foreground to be balanced perfect the image.I like the whole presentation with the only disadvantage of the shot to be the harsh falling light from the right.
adramad (43147) 2011-04-30 5:24
A masterful composition, impressive tower in the foreground and the beauty of the monastery with many towers and domes is an absolute beauty.
You captured the scene with a wonderful light which has given you a lovely color that already if they have these monuments. A dream job, congratulations.
Have a nice weekend.
Juntas (7960) 2011-05-02 8:25
Hi Sergiy. Another Sergyade with a great quality. Nice composition and beautiful colors specially on the shinning domes that really captures the eye's attention. Sharpness is great with clear details and vertical format was great to capture the beautiful sky.
A fine work my friend.
Have a nice evening.
fritzi007 (10401) 2011-07-27 13:20
Wirklich ein super Foto, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir eine gute Zeit
jmdias (61342) 2011-09-04 12:06
marvelous church, surprising to see the curious tower with a gate with the church and its golden domes ahead. very nice small details like these paintings we can see here too.
last sunday I got a photo of a ukrainian brazilian family and their traditional clothes, I hope you have seen the ukrainian churches I posted here some months ago too.
kennyblack (4207) 2013-01-30 10:43
Very beautiful and interesting your picture from this very natural color obtained from the good balance of light. The good 'idea sel vertical where you incorporated all the interesting details. Thanks for the good work.
The best greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sergiyade Sergiy's Ukrainian Churches., Sergiyade St Michael's Kiev, 50°N (50th parallel north in Westen Ukraine) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-23 23:29