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Between heaven and earth ...

By Oleg_Lobzin
Good evening. Thank you all for your attention to my photos. And the comments.
In the background is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior Cathedral (Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ) in Moscow - Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox church near the Kremlin on the left bank of the Moskva River, the site, formally known as the Chertolye (street Volhonka, 15 - 17). The existing structure - Implementation in the 1990s re-creation of the same name outside the church, established in the XIX century. On the walls of the temple were inscribed the names of the officers of the Russian army, who fell in the War of 1812 and the other at the time of close military campaigns.
The original temple was built in memory of the Napoleonic invasion, "the preservation of the eternal memory of the unprecedented zeal, fidelity and love for Faith and Fatherland, what in these difficult times extolled the Russian people themselves, and to celebrate our gratitude to Divine Providence for saving Russia from threatening her death. " It was built by the architect Konstantin Ton. Construction lasted nearly 44 of the year: the church was laid September 23, 1839, consecrated - May 26, 1883.
Modern building
Temple - the largest in the Russian Church. Designed for 10,000 people. In terms of the temple looks like an equilateral cross about 85 meters wide. The height of the temple with a dome and a cross now stands at 103 m (1.5 m higher than the St. Isaac's Cathedral). Erected in the tradition of the so-called Russian-Byzantine style, who enjoyed broad public support at the time of commencement of construction. The painting inside the church is about 22,000 m , of which about 9000 m gilded.

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Kurt42 Plus
15 2.8k 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 9:02PM
Not only a fine image, but interesting commentary too!

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Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
5 May 2013 10:13PM
I love the combination of the figure in the foreground and the cathedral in the background; beautifully seen and composed Oleg.
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
5 May 2013 10:33PM
A stunning piece of architecture. Enjoyed your information too.

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
5 May 2013 10:56PM
Great shot with a super narrative Oleg. Nice to see you back again.GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 May 2013 1:41AM
This is a beautiful image, and the church is spectacular!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
6 May 2013 4:42AM
an excellent image......Sandy
6 May 2013 8:08AM
a grand capture Oleg love the guy in the f/g relaxing in the sun in stark contrast to the main subject matter and as always thanks for the narrative which is always good

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:04AM

Quote:I love the combination of the figure in the foreground and the cathedral in the background; beautifully seen and composed Oleg.

I agree,

lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
6 May 2013 11:08AM
What a beautiful building. Great text
6 May 2013 6:24PM
great capture beautiful building great right up.
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
6 May 2013 9:48PM
What an interesting combination, and a great title.
That church is so magnificent, it would be wonderful to see inside, it must be beautiful.
superb image oleg,great write up.ray
26 May 2013 8:54AM
Great composition & lighting. super photo & narrative Oleg GrinGrinGrin
Regards Brian

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