Monday, September 03, 2007

St Basil's Cathedral Moscow, Red Square

St Basil's Cathedral Moscow, Red Square, shot was made in early September 2004, about 10 PM.St Basil's Cathedral Moscow, Red Square, The shot was made in early September 2004, about 10 PM.

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St Basil's Cathedral Moscow, Red Square, as seen from the West.

St Basil's Cathedral Moscow, Red Square
Description: Moscow, Red Square, Intercession Cathedral (St. Basil's) as seen from the West. Source: Own work. Date: 24.08.2006. Author: Alexander Evstyugov-Babaev.

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Saint Basil's Cathedral From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова что на Рву or simply Pokrovskiy Cathedral, better known as the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed or Saint Basil's Cathedral - Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного) is a multi-tented church on the Red Square in Moscow that also features distinctive onion domes. The cathedral is traditionally perceived as symbolic of the unique position of Russia between Europe and Asia.

The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan IV (also known as Ivan the Terrible) and built between 1555 and 1561 in Moscow to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan. In 1588 Tsar Fedor Ivanovich had a chapel added on the eastern side above the grave of Basil Fool for Christ (yurodivy Vassily Blazhenny), a Russian Orthodox saint after whom the cathedral was popularly named.

Saint Basil's is located at the southeast end of Red Square, just across from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin. Not particularly large, it consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation. The cathedral's design follows that of contemporary tented churches, notably those of Ascension in Kolomenskoye (1530) and of St John the Baptist's Decapitation in Dyakovo (1547).

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4 comments:

Ai~ said...

Thank you so much for your gorgeous pictures which you offered so generously for free! Now educators like myself have something to use for our lectures and presentations. God bless you!

sookietex said...

ai- your comment is so inspiring, it truly confirms the reason we created this site.
All the best,
sookietex

Anonymous said...

Thank you! also, do you have a pen-and-ink or balck and white line drawing of this church? I really need one!

sookietex said...

hi anonymous i posted a black and white version above. i saw a couple of line images here St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow Coloring Page and here St. Basil's Cathedral Coloring Sheet - Homeschool Helper: i used this search term "saint basil's cathedral coloring page" looks like there are more out there, good luck on your project, sookietex

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