St Basil's Cathedral - Moscow

by Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters December. 19, 2007 5093 views

This is a well known Moscow icon, in the red square.
This colorfull building was construted on the 16th century and here I'll try to present it shortly to you.
Several towers are connected like labyrint where strairs are all over…

To photograph inside you must pay separately but I think it's worthwhile!

Finally, I keep in my mind the small choyr singing inside one of it's chapels… unforgetable!
(Sad that I was not allowed to spot it)

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Outside is always a great subject to be photographed…
And inside? Let's take a look! :)

Everything is painted, well conserved and heavily decorated

One of the several ceillings inside. Without tripod the solution was to drop my camera on the floor and wait…

Poor light conditions, without tripod it's not easy… :(

If looking from the outside it looks like this…

… from the inside you sight will chande a little bit!

The labyrint

… has several doors and passages…

…where lot's of people have already been…

… as you can check! It's maked on the steps…

… and on the walls ;)

If you look from the inside, you'll see this…

… but from the outside you see this… leveled, of course! :) :D

And there's a lot to see and appreciate…

…as this lamp.

The shapes, the colors, the prespectives are almost endless in this building…

From up there you can see the bridge to cross the Moscow river (Moskva: Москва). Notice the colors, the shapes and all the details of this amayzing building on the edges of this shot ;)

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 12 years, 10 months ago

Great shots, thanx..
I've also been there but couldn't take photoes. Not just because of the smotritel's, but my camera is pretty amateur as well..
#3, #10, #13 are my favourites!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters 13 years, 3 months ago

I'll post more latter :)
Keep in touch

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Camille 13 years, 3 months ago

thank you for the visit, bis !

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 13 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful shots. I love the first one best.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited