Russian Orthodox churches are widely known for their distinctive onion domes. I’ve seen innumerable onion domes in my travels, but no one does them better than the Russians.
Here are some shots of beautiful domes with crosses against the spring skies.
Grand Kremlin Palace
Cathedral of the Annunciation, Kremlin.
Kazan Cathedral, Red Square
Kazan Cathedral, Red Square
St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square
Often see this St Basil's Cathedral in just any pix or poster which rep Russia.ReplyDelete
i've always loved st. basil. :D wished to visit one day...ReplyDelete
Wow nice 'onions' which were less featured in any posters. Lovely Cathedrals.ReplyDelete
Cracking shots of the 'onion' churches.ReplyDelete
Wow, these are lovely indeed. Guess I blog hop at the right time to catch this post. Have a nice day to you.ReplyDelete
You take such beautiful pictures. I enjoy looking at them. I never really noticed the onion domes before but will now keep my eye out for them! My favorite is St Basil's ... love the colors. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Incredible shots. St. Basil's Cathedral is meant to be photographed, isn't it? So envious. Must have been a dream of a trip.ReplyDelete
Oh...all beautiful, but the last one is so unique with it's rainbow coloured domes.ReplyDelete
Your pictures of these distinctive domes are just beautiful. The variations between the churches is very interesting, but all are wonderful to see.ReplyDelete
Beautiful architecture. Love all the colors!ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos i especially like the various colours of the Karzan and St Basil's Cathedral's :-).ReplyDelete
The domes are beautiful. Lovely photos, the last one is my favorite. I love all the colors. Happy skywatching.ReplyDelete
I love onion domes and I envy you being able to see these Russian ones. St Basil's does have a look of a carnival to it, though!ReplyDelete
Beautiful architecture. The onion domes are very attractive.ReplyDelete
Beautiful domes! It's my dream to see St. Basil's Cathedral!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful photos for SWF and a very interesting post!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Realised one thing that is in common about the 'onion' Domes where you can also find them in mosques and Buddhist temples known as Stupa.ReplyDelete
Nice pictures. Great shots. Great series, a beautiful placeReplyDelete
love the pictures ,nice!ReplyDelete
have a great weekend.
Wow these is beautiful! Love it!ReplyDelete
Are they all made with gold? or just pained in golden colors?ReplyDelete
one of my greatest dreams on earth is to see Moscow! Loved everything about this post. :)ReplyDelete
the onion domes are usually gold-plated or coloured in beautiful designs. :)
Love those beautiful domes! What a sight!ReplyDelete
Every time Russia comes to mind, these domes/cathedrals images flashback in my thoughts too. Fascinating.ReplyDelete