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This stunning baroque Cathedral was built to the order of Empress Elizabeth by the Russian architect Chevakinsky. The construction was completed in 1762 during the reign of Catherine the Great.

In the orthodox tradition, Saint Nicholas is revered as the protector of seamen and so they have traditionally attended the Naval St. Nicholas Cathedral as the cathedral of their patron saint. Catherine the Great donated ten icons depicting the saints whose feast days proved to be victorious for the Russian Fleet in their battles against the Turks.

The Cathedral, one of the best examples of the Russian baroque, has become a memorial to the Russian maritime glory since the early days of the Russian Fleet. The traditional Russian five-domed structure was decorated by Chevakinsky by some secular elements, such as balconies with ornate wrought-iron railings and brackets.

St. Nicholas Cathedral continued to function as a church during entire period of the Soviet regime, and is a functioning church nowadays.

The historic centre of Saint Petersburg is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nikon D40X
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec – F/7.1
Sensitivity: ISO 100
White Balance: Auto

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church, russia, st petersburg, snow, architecture, unesco, history

Comments

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you :)

    – inglesina

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you so much :)

    – inglesina

  • Rachel Veser
    Rachel Veserabout 3 years ago

    .. great capture and color!

  • Thank you for your kind comments :)

    – inglesina

  • henuly1
    henuly1about 3 years ago

    nice image!

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    – inglesina

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 3 years ago

    Stunning capture!! The blue, white and gold colors are spectacular!!

  • Thank you for your kind comments :)

    – inglesina

  • cara53
    cara53about 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

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    – inglesina

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Inglesina. The line of view along the drive leading to the front facade makes it. congratulations on feature. tony:)

  • Thank you for your kind comments :)

    – inglesina

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 3 years ago

    Nice work .!!

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    – inglesina

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture.

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    – inglesina

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thank you so much :)

    – inglesina

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