architecture of churches – Moscow

Europe

Moscow and its churches everywhere! More cupolas than one can count, in a polished gold or swirled like ice cream. This is a collection of some of the churches in Moscow – blue with gold stars is my favorite. An orthodox service is also a new experience – divine music, melodious recitations, standing and bowing. Meditation in repetition?

St. Basil’s Cathedral near the Red Square

cloud hiding behind St. Basil’s

at the Red Square

blue with gold stars

cupolas galore – view from the Kremlin

golden hues

gateway – inside the Kremlin

Church of the Ascension at Kolomenskoye – UNESCO World Heritage site

blue, gold and white

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

reflection of the cathedral

cathedral at night – glorious!

 

August 17th – 24th, 2018

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2 thoughts on “architecture of churches – Moscow

  1. I agree that Moscow has amazing architecture. I could never decide what I liked more, the colorful Orthodox churches or the crazy space-inspired Soviet buildings!

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