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Several days ago I posted first picture Domes of St. Basil's: 7 of 9 on my website and TrekLens with details of decorations of beautiful domes and towers of famous cathedral in Moscow well-known as St. Basil's. Originally this cathedral was called "The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat".

The cathedral which was erected by order of famous Russian Tzar Ivan IV (The Terrible) in 16th century before the conquest of the Kazan, one of the capitals of Tatars and Mongols Kingdom. Design of St. Basi's Cathedral comprises nine individual chapels, each topped with a unique onion dome and each commemorating a victorious assault on the city of Kazan. All these chapels were replaced the former wooden churches, situated on a single foundation. Intercession Cathedral became the symbol of Russian architecture. The building houses the hole relics of two famous Moscow wonderworkers - Basil The Holy Fool (Blessed) and Ivan nicknamed "Big Cup".

Each chapel is different in design and decoration. At the time, this unique cathedral was the tallest building in Moscow. St. Basil's Cathedral was built of brick which was a fairly new construction material at the time. On this photo you can find 4 of 9 amazingly attractive domes of St. Basil's Cathedral. Names of chapels you can learn on my website :-).

Hope that this picture, taken from another angle, will be interesting for you too.


With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide and Personal Driver, Moscow, Russia
Photos of Intersession (St. Basil's) Cathedral

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