Golden Cupolas of Assumption Cathedral Touching The Sky

Golden Cupolas of Assumption Cathedral Touching The Sky
«Golden Cupolas of Assumption Cathedral Touching The Sky»

The view of the top of Assumption Cathedral from Bell Tower of Ivan the Great in Moscow Kremlin on a sunny spring morning at the end of May. The magnificent onion gilded cupolas (domes) of the church are topped with crosses and look like they touch the blue sky with beautiful puffy clouds. The Assumption (Dormition) Cathedral is the main church of Moscow Kremlin where, besides regular services, coronations of Moscow Grand Princes and Russian Tsars, inaugurations of Metropolitans and Patriarchs of Russian Orthodox Church occurred, as well as many important church rituals and state events were held. In present time it is opened as museums and services provided here only on main church feasts. The remarkably harmonious building of the church built of white stone by design of Italian architect Aristotle Fioravanti in 1475-1479 until present days strikes an onlooker with its majestic tranquility and magnificence.

Terem Palace topped with eleven gilded small cupolas of domestic churches private churches of Russian tsars and tsarinas stands next to the Assumption Cathedral. A corner of Faceted Palace at the left and a corner of Patriarch Palace at the right on this picture.

Photo #057 taken on May 27, 2017

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