St Andrew’s Church (Андреевская церковь), Kiev, Ukraine

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Canon XTi, Canon 24-105L
Taken on my last trip home. 05/19/2010
1 shot HDR processed in Oloneo. Editing in Photoshop CS5.

The Saint Andrew’s Church is a major Baroque church located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The church was constructed in 1747–1754, to a design by the Imperial Russian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.

As the church sits atop a hill, foundation problems have been one of the main concerns of preservationists. More recently, the foundation below the church has started to shift, causing some concerns that the church’s foundation might collapse. Cracks have already appeared in the foundation, and some of the church’s falling decor has been found in neighboring areas.
Currently the church is under restoration.


  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 3 years ago

    WOW – awesome wonderfully architecturally, adorned church – well done.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • rainbowvortex
    rainbowvortexover 3 years ago

    what a color!!!

  • Thanks! It is really a very beautiful church

    – Yelena Rozov

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 3 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful work! Wonderful capture of the most beautiful church in Kiev.

  • Thank you! One of my favorite sites in Kiev

    – Yelena Rozov

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 3 years ago

    nu nakonesto dojdalas, I kogda bila v Kieve ona bila ne v luchem sostoynie, ee sobirali restovrirovat, krasavisa

  • da, ona deystvitelno krasavitsa! vnizu vokrug vse bilo pereruto, poetomu tolko verxnya chast na photo

    – Yelena Rozov

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    Wow this is a terriffic capture of a wondeful building, beautifully taken

  • Thank you so much!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • katekreations
    katekreationsover 3 years ago

    Congratulations Featured 27/07/2011

  • Thank you very much for featuring my work!!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Great Work…!!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • karina5
    karina5over 3 years ago

    Yelena, congrats on your feature. What a lovely capture. Wow. I have already been to this church and I can remember these vivid colours. I was really overwhelmed by this kind of architecture. Karin

  • Thanks so much Karina!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • henuly1
    henuly1over 3 years ago

    great work!!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 3 years ago

    Perfect image for Russian Speaking Art

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