Mykhailivsky Zlatoverkhy Cathedral is a functioning monastery in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.
Canon XTi, Canon 24-105L
Taken on my last trip home. 05/19/2010
1 shot HDR processed in Oloneo. Editing in Photoshop CS5. Special thanks to Luda, who introduced me to Oloneo program. Thank you Luda!
Originally built in the Middle Ages, the monastery comprises the Cathedral itself, the Refectory of St. John the Divine, built in 1713, the Economic Gates, constructed in 1760 and the monastery’s bell tower, which was added circa 1716–1719. The exterior of the structure was rebuilt in the Ukrainian Baroque style in the 18th century while the interior remained in its original Byzantine style. The original cathedral was demolished by the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, but was reconstructed and opened in 1999 following Ukrainian independence.