Assumption Cathedral in Winter Night
View from a park of Pushkin on the beautiful architectural ensemble of the white-stone Assumption Cathedral (Rus: Uspensky Sobor) and standing behind tall bell tower topped with a golden spire framed by naked trees and and old-style street lights in a cold winter evening (it is getting dark very early in winter season in Russia).
The magnificent five-domed cathedral was designed as a sepulcher of grand princes and was dedicated to the holy icon of Vladimir Theotokos, which had been brought as a gift to the city by Andrew the Pious. It was constructed in 1158-1161 by Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky, but it was rebuilt and expanded by Prince Vsevolod “The Big Nest” in 1185-1189 after its walls were damaged by fire. In 1810 a lofty bell-tower in the neoclassical style was added to the architectural ensemble.
Photo #037 taken on February 15, 2019 during the long distance Golden Ring of Russia tour with my dear client from Denmark, Adrian Durrani.
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