A Speck of Gold in Winter Silver - Moscow Kremlin
«A Speck of Gold in Winter Silver - Moscow Kremlin»
Among the generously decorated by nature winter trees you can see golden radiance of crosses on silver domes of The Church of the Twelve Apostles – the only Moscow church, consecrated in the name of this feast. It’s situated in Kremlin and we usually have to go under its beautiful arches to get to Sobornaya Square, which completes the architectural ensemble of this Church and three major Kremlin cathedrals - Cathedral of the Dormition (Assumption), Cathedral of the Archangel, and Cathedral of the Annunciation. The Church was built in the middle of XVII century by order of Patriarch Nikon along with the gorgeous Patriarch's Palace and it was a personal domestic church of Russian patriarchs.
Nowadays The Church houses an exposition of icons, showing the development of icon-painting in the XVII century and mostly created by masters of Kremlin or used to decorate its walls.
Photo #012 taken on January 03, 2011 during Moscow Kremlin tour with my Dear Clients from USA, Tara Modlin, Josh King and Carin Zelkowitz.