Top of Central Part of Baroque Iconostasis and Ceiling of Dome
Interior of Assumption (Dormition) Cathedral of Vladimir with view on the top of magnificent iconostasis (icon stand) executed in baroque and adorned with gilded carvings and columns and frescoes on its vaults and ceiling of its central dome dated to the second half of 18th century. In 1767, Empress Catherine II (The Great) visited Vladimir city. Having seen «the decrepit state and poverty of decoration» in the Dormition Cathedral, she donated 14,000 rubles for repairs, church utensils and vestments for the clergy. In 1774, the repairs of the cathedral were finished and old iconostasis was replaced with the new one, which survived to this day.
Photo #059 taken on August 17, 2010 during one-day long distance countryside tour of the Golden Ring of Russia towns, Vladimir and Suzdal with my Dear client from USA, Robert Monfrini.
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