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.