The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Church contains over 7500 square metres of mosaics—according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world. This record may be surpassed by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, which houses 7700 square meters of mosaics. The interior was designed by some of the most celebrated Russian artists of the day—including Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov and Mikhail Vrubel — but the church's chief architect, Alfred Alexandrovich Parland, was relatively little-known (and Russian…
12.28 // russia, revolutions, top hats, golden hollywood, and pink floyd
last night was ridiculously windy, I got about 4 hours of sleep. Blechh. Anyway... More on the whole Russian theme. It just so happens that I went down to run on the treadmill (ick - I despise them, but it was necessary, what with the 50 mph winds and all), as I was flipping through the channels I landed on the History channel which - lo and behold - was showing a special on the last czar (or tsar). It didn't have much in the way of clothes, but it got me thinking and I'm quite glad that I'm…
The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg
The name refers to the blood of the assassinated Tsar Alexander II of Russia, who was mortally wounded on that site on March 13, 1881.
Sold Price: VLADISLAV NAGORNOV (b. 1974) RUSSIAN Russian - May 5, 0110 2:00 PM BST
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CIRCULAR TILT TOP TRIPOD TABLE, with dished top, turned vase shaped column on carved legs with pad feet. 2 ft 8.5 ins diameter x 2 ft 3 ins high.
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