The View From 32


AUGUST 2, 2007  

On vacation - St. Petersburg, Russia

Exterior view of Church on Spilled BloodThe gorgeous Chuch on Spilled Blood.

Interior showing mosaics on wallsInside, every surface is covered with intricate mosaics. I'm not a religious person, and have never been interested in Orthodox icons, but I was knocked out by the beauty of this place.

Interior of church, looking up to one of the domesLooking up towards one of the many domes.

Mosaic of JesusOne of the few representations of Jesus alone. The following day I saw something similar in a Metro station.


If you're interested in more pictures of churches and other buildings in St. Petersburg, be sure to visit Wandering Camera, a huge collection of photos and commentary on the city and its suburbs, created by Peter Sobolev.

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