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The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

The magnificent domes of the church are gilded in gold or enameled in multi colors. The Church was constructed on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assas...
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The magnificent domes of the church are gilded in gold or enameled in multi colors. The Church was constructed on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. Alexander II initiated a number of reforms. In 1861 he freed the Russian serfs (peasants, who were almost enslaved to their owners) from their ties to their masters and undertook a rigorous program of military, judicial and urban reforms, never before attempted in Russia. Alexander II died of wounds inflicted in an attack by the terrorist group People's Will. The mosaics both inside and outside of the church are breathtaking.
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carlvanderwouden
 
carlvanderwouden February 14, 2016
Glorious! Excellent photo my friend :)
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 24, 2017
As architectural photos go, this is tops! Well done!
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