St. George’s Cathedral, Lviv, Ukraine
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St. George’s Cathedral (Ukrainian: Собор святого Юра) is a baroque-rococo cathedral located in the city of Lviv, the historic capital of western Ukraine. It was constructed between 1744-1760 on a hill overlooking the city.
Designed by architect Bernard Meretin and sculptor Johann Georg Pinsel, St. George’s Cathedral reflects both Western influences and the traditions of Ukrainian church construction. An expressive statue of St. George the Dragon-slayer, by Pinsel, stands in the church attic. Pinsel’s hands also created the stony images of St. Leo, the Pope and St. Athanasius who stand on guard over the church portal. (wikipedia)