Covered Snow Church of St. Barbara Framed by Birch Trees in Winter
Winterscape of the restored St. Barbara's Church (Church of St. Varvara) framed with beautiful birch trees in Zaryadye Park in heavy snowfall.
The church dedicated to St. Barbara (Rus: Varvara) was built in the area of Kitay-Gorod between 1796 and 1801 by the Royal architect Rodion Kazakov in the classical style. It was constructed on the site of an ancient church built in 1514 by Aloisio the New (Aleviz Fryazin) the Italian architect who was responsible for Archangel Michael's Cathedral in the Kremlin. In the 1920s the church was closed, although subsequently restored between 1967 and 1967. It was returned to the Orthodox Church in 1991.
St. Varvara (Barbara) church is located on 2 Varvarka street was restored again in 2016-2017 with other churches on the street during the construction of the new innovative park Zaryadye in the downtown of Moscow city, few minutes walk from the Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Photo #051 taken on February 13, 2019
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