A recent structure of great beauty...

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
My eyes popped out of my head when I saw this:


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Its the Abbey Church of Saint Igor of Chernigovo just outside Moscow City in the suburb of Peredelkino, which for the literary minded is where the dacha of Boris Pasternak is located. Peredelkino is also the site of the Summer residence of Patriarch Kirill of the Moscow Patriarchate.
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JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
Magnificent buildings and in such good condition, do they always look this good?
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
Aha that explains it hope it stays that way.
 

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
Teddles,

Interesting that you think of Gaudi - Take a look at another most famous Cathedral at the Red Square and you'll see some similarities:
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teddy

Duckmeister
Do you believe there was any influence on these works CD either by the Russian architects or vice versa?

teddy
 

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
Good question Teddles...I have not read anything about the architect's inspiration for the Church in Peredelkino but it stands to reason that Saint Basil's Cathedral at the Red Square was a point of inspiration. Did you know that Saint Basil's has nine small churches that make up the main corpus of Saint Basil's?
 

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
Teddles,

Each of the Churches inside St. Basil's are dedicated to different saints and events...
 

wljmrbill

Active member
Beautiful and I think Divinely inspired. The Orthodox chirches are always beautiful heaven like as they are designed be.
 

John Watt

Active member
I miss you Corno Dolce. You know that.
And I'm sure we all miss the photos of your travels,
that are just, so, so beautiful and wondrous.
For the first time here, I'm saying "we" as if I'm really a worthy Magle.dk member.
Something has changed in me. You helped a long time ago.
But then you know that.
 
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