This week's photohunt theme is free and it's open to multiple interpretations. I decided to go with the 'free' choice of subject where I could share whatever pictures I like from my photo archives.
For years it had been our dreams to visit the Red Square and we finally made it to Moscow not too long ago. One of the distinctive landmarks that amazes me is the colourful domes of St Basil's Cathedral. It looks fabulous in postcards and on TV but it's even more impressive up close.
The church’s design consists of nine small chapels and each chapel is topped with a unique onion dome featuring swirls, stripes pattern and lovely intricate texture.
While the exterior of the cathedral is breathtaking, the interior is equally impressive. Inside, you'll find narrow corridors, oil paint murals, fascinating artwork and galleries displaying holy relics. Some of the museum exhibits were closed when I was there, but you can still view them behind the velvet rope lines.
Below are some shots of the interior of the cathedral for your viewing pleasure:
What a fantastic place!! I have seen pictures of the square but never in such detail, love your choices!!ReplyDelete
Happy PH and happy weekend.
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. ;)
marvelous n colorful!ReplyDelete
I have seen this place many times in pictures. It is in fact very beautiful.ReplyDelete
I would love to see this cathedral in person, what an amazing place. And your photos are fantastic! So glad that you were "free" to share these this week. :)ReplyDelete
awesome images. your captures are perfectly lovely. i wish i'd be able to see this in person.ReplyDelete
Great shots. That style of architecture always makes me think of fairy tales. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
what a beautiful building with loads of texture!ReplyDelete
Wow! The cathedral certainly looks very impressive!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful photos, and a very interesting take on the free theme :) I really would love to visit Russia one day.ReplyDelete
Excellent photos St Basils is truly a great place to visit.. Did you see the churches in the Kremlin?ReplyDelete
Its one of my dreams too... So jealous... One day perhaps.. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful !! All of your photos were wonderful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It's so rich in colors and character. Very ornate, truly one of a kind!
Impressive with so many colours!ReplyDelete
I have seen this building many times on tv and in movies, but I have never seen the inside until your photos. It's even more ornate than outdoors! The paintings are amazing!ReplyDelete
oh, spectacular! i've always wanted to see the Red Square in person, too. i love your photos--so vivid and colorful. gosh, i'm so jealous!:pReplyDelete
the cathedral is gorgeous.. great shots LR!! ;)ReplyDelete
Wow! The first shot looks postcard quality. And thanks for sharing the shots of the amazing interior. :)ReplyDelete
Haven't seen a prettier church before.Thanks a lot for the pictures.The interiors are awe inspiringReplyDelete
Wow! Those detailed designs within are beautiful. Love it! :)ReplyDelete
The structure is really fantastic! I'm admiring the tops of the Cathedral, it's amazing. I wonder if it's a Catholic cathedral because the interior paintings look like it.ReplyDelete
wow!love these collection of photos. beautiful! :)ReplyDelete
I am glad you got there. What an amazing place. Very, very beautiful!ReplyDelete
LR: It is very impressive and I certainly enjoyed the photos.ReplyDelete
i love your interpretation of free, this is an amazing subject, i can just imagine the scale and the interior spaces.
No words to describe that ! It's on my travel list !ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
Boy, for minute there you had me going. I was just enjoying your great photos and wondering what in the world they had to do with "free". Then I actually read your introduction! Then I had to laugh a bit, mostly at myself for being in such a rush to enjoy the visuals. Great take on the theme, actually!ReplyDelete
I'm afraid I was a little more predictable.
St. Basil's is one of the places in the world that I really want to see....ReplyDelete
Good morning LR!ReplyDelete
I have been lazy and demotivated lately, he he.. been busy playing PC games to de-stress.. and shopping too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing ur awesome pics here, and enjoy ur Sunday! :DReplyDelete
I loooooooove this place LR, wow so beautiful! Now this is what I call magical....ReplyDelete
I hope u are doing okay and thanks for visiting me too, hugs! :DReplyDelete
Both Exterior & Interior are magnificent!ReplyDelete