Nave of Dormition Cathedral of Vladimir

Nave of Dormition Cathedral of Vladimir
«Nave of Dormition Cathedral of Vladimir»

The magnificent interior of Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral of Vladimir with the view of the nave, the central part of a church, stretching from the western main entrance or rear wall (backward) to the east part where located altar that separated from the sanctuary by the tall multi-tiered iconostasis. The beautiful Baroque style gold plated iconostasis (icon screen) was carved in wood in 1767 on money donated from Catherine the Great who visited at that time the city. There is part of rare ancient frescoes painted by prominent Russian icon painter Andrey Rublev on the top of the arch in front of this picture. Two squared columns (pillars) supporting the vaults of the cathedral (at the left and the right on the picture) decorated with renovated 18th-century paintings. The Dormition Cathedral built in 1158-1161 by Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky, and rebuilt and expanded by Prince Vsevolod “The Big Nest” in 1185-1189. It was the main church of Vladimir and Russia for several centuries. Grand Princes were coronated in the cathedral until the 14th century.

Photo #648 taken on December 25, 2018 in Vladimir during the long-distance countryside 2-day tour to the cities of Golden Ring of Russia with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

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