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the Bely Gorod ('The White Town') is part of Moscow .
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the Bely Gorod ('The White Town') is part of Moscow .
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The Upper Saviour's Cathedral and Terem Churches
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Золотые купола Верхоспасского собора и теремных церквей и Золотой куполь Церкви Ризоположения. The Upper Saviour's Cathedral and Terem Churches, easily recognisable for its 11 golden domes that can be viewed from the Cathedral Square at Moscow Kremlin between Church of the Deposition of the Robe (Церковь Ризоположения) and the Palace of the Facets (Грановитая Палата). This is actally a complex of several churches under a single roof. The first of these churches, the Saint Catherine Church - housechurch of Russian Queens and Princesses (домовый храм цариц и царевен), adjacent to the west and north to the Queens Galley (Золотой Царицыной палатой) was built in 1627. The Housechurch of Russian Tsars with a chapel of Saviour John the Baptist (Домовая церковь царей - Спаса Нерукотворного с более низким приделом Иоанна Белогородского), later called the Upper Cathedral with a chapel of John the Baptist, was bulit in1635-36 at the same time as Terem Palace underwent a major rebuilt. The Upper Saviour’s Cathedral also has a conjuction to the Terem Palace to the east side. In 1654 the Church of Eudokia (Церковь Евдокии) was built above the Chuch of Chatherine. In 1663 the Quadrangular Church (Четверик храма) was built over the Queens Galley. In 1679-1682 the complex of Palace Churches underwent a mayor reconstruction! A small church called the Crucifixion Church (Храм Воздвижения креста Господня) was added and the Church of Eudokia was renamed to the Church of Rusurection (церковь Воскресения Словущего). A single roof where built over all churches and the roof was crowned with 11 small golden domes on exquisite drums, placed so that they formed three five-domed compositions. Another major restructuring took place in 1840 when the Grand Kremlin Palace was built, after which the church complex was connected to the Grand Kremlin Palace and no longer was a stand alone building. The stand alone golden dome on the white tower in the front is the Church of the Deposition of the Robe. This church was built in 1484 by masters from Pskov, most likely by the same group of architects who built the adjacent Cathedral of the Annunciation (Благовещенский собор). The Church of the Deposition of the Robe was built on the site of a previous church, built by Jonah Metropolitan of Moscow in 1451. The name of the church is said to refer to a festival dating from the 5th century AD, celebrating when the robe of the Virgin Mary was taken from Palestine to Constantinople, where it protected the city from being conquered. For example, tradition says that during the Russian-Byzantine War of 860 the patriarch placed the Virgin's Robe into the sea, causing a storm that destroyed the invading Russian ships. Originally, the church was used by the Patriarch of Moscow, but during the 17th century it was taken over by the Russian royal family.
Успенский собор / The Cathedral of the Dormition.
Made by foje64
The Cathedral of the Dormition (Успенский Собор) is the mother church of Muscovite Russia. The church stands on the Cathedral Square at the Moscow Kremlin and was built in 1475–1479 by the Italian architect Aristotele Fioravanti. In the 14th century, Metropolitan Peter persuaded Ivan I that he should build a cathedral to the Holy Virgin in Moscow like the Cathedral of the Dormition in the capital city Vladimir. Construction of the cathedral began on August 4, 1326. In the following year, Moscow became the capital of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality, and later of all Rus. By the end of the 15th century the old cathedral had become dilapidated, and in 1472 the Pskov architects Kryvtsov and Myshkin began construction of a new cathedral. Two years later, the building was nearing completion when it suddenly collapsed because of an earthquake, an extremely rare event in Moscow. Ivan III then invited Aristotele Fioravanti, a celebrated architect and engineer from Bologna, Italy, to come to Moscow and entrusted him with the task of building the cathedral from scratch in the traditions of Russian architecture. The cathedral in Vladimir was once again taken as a model for the building, and so Fioravanti travelled to Vladimir in order to study Russian methods of building. He designed a light and spacious masterpiece that combined the spirit of the Renaissance with Russian traditions. The foundation for the new cathedral was laid in 1475, and in 1479 the new cathedral was consecrated by Metropolitan Geronty. The interiour was painted with frescoes and adorned with many holy images, including Theotokos of Vladimir and the Blachernitissa. In 1547 the coronation of the first Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, took place in this cathedral. From 1721 it was the scene of the coronation of the Russian emperors. The ritual installation of metropolitans and patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church also took place in this cathedral, and their tombs are to be found here. The patriarchate was abolished by Peter the Great and only restored after February Revolution of 1917. On November 21, 1917 the cathedral was the setting for the installation of Tikhon (Belavin), the Moscow metropolitan, as patriarch. Subsequently he was canonized. After the transfer of the Bolshevik government to Moscow, services in the Kremlin cathedrals were prohibited. It was only with Lenin's special permission that the final Easter service was held in 1918. The final moments of this Easter service was the subject of an unfinished painting by Pavel Korin entitled Farewell to Rus. There is a legend that in the winter of 1941, when the Nazis had already reached the threshold of Moscow, Joseph Stalin secretly ordered a service to be held in the Dormition Cathedral to pray for the country's salvation from the invading Germans. In 1990 the Dormition Cathedral was returned to the church, although a large museum still operates within it. On the left side of The Cathedral of the Dormition stands Church of the Deposition of the Robe and to the right Church of the Twelve Apostles.
Downtown Moscow // В центре Москвы
Made by ₪ Alpert
EN: Well, I decided to get, the mothball smell, my old negativ, scan him and see what happens. Once upon a time in Tverskaya street (its most central ave. in russian capital). It was several years ago, in january, after new-year celebration 2002. Just nostalgia. Camera was simple film-camera Nikon low-price segment. Scanner: Epson Perfection Photo 4990. Film: usual Kodak, iso 200. Tourists are told that Tverskaya Street existed as early as the 12th century. Its importance for the medieval city was immense, as it connected Moscow with Tver city. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Tverskaya Street was renowned as the centre of Moscow's social life. The nobility considered it fashionable to settle in this district. Towards the end of the 19th century, the street was reconstructed, with stately neoclassical mansions giving way to grandiose commercial buildings in an eclectic mixture of historical styles. Further expansion occurred in line with Stalin's 1935 master plan. During that period, all the churches and most other historic buildings were torn down in order to widen the street and replace low-rise buildings with larger, early Stalinist apartment blocks and government offices. The project was only partially completed before World War II; more Stalinist blocks appeared in 1940s and 1950s, still leaving a lot of 19th century buildings. Most of them were torn down later, with a few exceptions like Yermolova Theatre still standing. Intourist Hotel, a 23-story tower built in 1970, has been demolished in 2002 and replaced with an equally controversial hotel block. Today, unfortunately, Tverskaya Street has become focused on only expensive service points, high-class bars, restaurants and luxury shops unavailable for simple russians with crowds of tourists and greedy taxi-drivers. ES: La calle Tverskaya (una de las principales calles de la capital rusa) en visperas del Ano Nuevo en enero de 2002. Me decidi sacar este viejo, maloliente por la naftalina, negativo fotografico, escanearlo y ver que me iba a salir. Experimente cierta nostalgia. Claro que la imagen salio un poco oscura, el negativo tenia ya una edad para respetar. La calle Tverskaya ha sido conocida como la carretera principal desde el siglo 12 y a lo largo de muchos siglos ha sido el ejemplo de la innovacion arquitectonica y el centro cultural. Desgraciadamente, hoy dia la calle Tverskaya se ha convertido en una zona de concentracion de bares, restaurantes, tiendas o clubs de alta gama, no asequibles para un ruso medio, llena de turistas y taxistas avaros. RU: Тверская улица в канун Нового Года, в январе 2002. Решил вот достать старый пропахший нафталином негатив, отсканировать его и посмотреть что получится. Понимаю, что всё мрачно, но всё таки кадру столько лет :)
The Spasskaya Tower (Спасская башня)
Made by foje64
The Gothic-turreted Spasskaya Tower, considered by many to be the most beautiful tower of the Kremlin, was built under the supervision of Pietro Antonio Solari in 1491, and stands on the north-eastern side of the citadel, bordering Red Square, Moscow, Russia. The gate of the Spasskaya Tower has been the official entrance to the Kremlin for centuries. Until the 17th century the tower was known as the Frolovskaya, due to its location not far from the Saint Frol church and monastery. In 1658 an Icon of the Savior was mounted above the gate facing Red Square, and the tower's name was changed to Spasskaya by decree of the Tsar. The Russians have always regarded the Spasskaya Tower with great reverence. According to old legends, the tower was possessed with miraculous powers and was reputed to protect the Kremlin from enemy invasion. People passing through the gates would always observe the custom of crossing themselves and doffing their hats to show their respect, and horses passing under the gates of the tower were said to shy. In fact, legend has it that Napoleon himself could not prevent his horse from taking fright as he rode through the gates, having failed to show his respect, and the French Emperor's hat was said to have fallen from his head. During the 16th and 17th centuries the tower was used by the Tsar and the Patriarch for ceremonial processions and for greeting foreign dignitaries, and even today world leaders on state visits are escorted through its gates on their way to an audience with the Russian President. The tower is crowned by an illuminated ruby-red star, which replaced the double-headed Russian eagle in 1937, raising the tower's height to 71 meters. The tower is also famous for its chimes. The first clock upon the Spasskaya Tower appeared in the 17th century, after the addition of a multi-tiered turret to the top of the tower. Designed by the Englishman Christopher Galloway, the clock boasted gold numerals in Old Slavonic and Arabic upon a blue background decorated with silver stars, but it eventually broke and was replaced in 1707 with Dutch chimes. The present-day Kremlin chimes were made in 1851-1852 by the Butenop brothers. During the October Revolution in 1917, a stray shell hit the clock, seriously damaging its mechanism. A year later it was repaired by order of Lenin, who decreed that it should be equipped with new chimes capable of playing the Communist Internationale. HDR from three shots, AEB -2, 0, +2, Canon EOS 500D, EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. Processed with Photomatix Pro 3.2 and Photoshop Elements 7.0. You can see more of my HDR-photos in full format here: foje64-photography.smugmug.com/ Follow my photoblog for more news here: foje64photoblog.wordpress.com/ Please don't use my photos without my permission!
Saint Basil's Cathedral
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The Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву), popularly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного), is a Russian Orthodox church erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–61. Built on the order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. It was the tallest building in Moscow until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. The original building, known as Trinity Church and later Trinity Cathedral, contained eight side churches arranged around the ninth, central church of Intercession; the tenth church was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local saint Vasily (Basil). In the 16th and the 17th centuries the church, perceived as the earthly symbol of the Heavenly City, was popularly known as the Jerusalem and served as an allegory of the Jerusalem Temple in the annual Palm Sunday parade attended by the Patriarch of Moscow and the tsar. The building's design, shaped as a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky, has no analogues in Russian architecture: It is like no other Russian building. Nothing similar can be found in the entire millennium of Byzantine tradition from the fifth to fifteenth century ... a strangeness that astonishes by its unexpectedness, complexity and dazzling interleaving of the manifold details of its design. The cathedral foreshadowed the climax of Russian national architecture in the 17th century. A victim of state atheism, the church was stolen from the Russian Orthodox community as part of the Soviet Unions anti-theist campaigns and has operated as a division of the State Historical Museum since 1928. It was completely and forcefully secularized in 1929 and, as of 2011, remains a federal property of the Russian Federation. The church has been part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. It is often mislabelled as the Kremlin owing to its location on Red Square in immediate proximity of the Kremlin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Basil%27s_Cathedral
Собор Василия Блаженного. Saint Basil Cathedral. 1555
Made by Peer.Gynt
Moscow. Red Square. July 2009 The Cathedral of Intercession of Theotokos on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву), popularly known as the Cathedral of Basil the Blessed, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–1561. Built on the order of Ivan IV of Russia to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. It was the tallest building of Moscow until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. The original building, known as Trinity Church and later Trinity Cathedral, contained eight side churches arranged around the ninth, central church of Intercession; the tenth church was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local Fool Vasily (Basil). In the 16th and the 17th centuries the cathedral, perceived as the earthly symbol of the Heavenly City, was popularly known as the Jerusalem and served as an allegory of the Jerusalem Temple in the annual Palm Sunday parade attended by the Patriarch of Moscow and the tsar. The building's design, shaped as a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky,has no analogues in Russian architecture: It is like no other Russian building. Nothing similar can be found in the entire millennium of Byzantine tradition from the fifth to fifteenth century... a strangeness that astonishes by its unexpectedness, complexity and dazzling interleaving of the manifold details of its design. The cathedral foreshadowed the climax of Russian national architecture in the 17th century but has never been reproduced directly. The cathedral has operated as a division of the State Historical Museum since 1928.It was completely secularized in 1929 and, as of 2009, remains a federal property of the Russian Federation. The cathedral has been part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Basil_Cathedral
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Made by anton khoff
Wikipedia says: The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова что на Рву - The Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God, or simply Pokrovskiy Cathedral - Russian: Покровский Собор; better known as the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed , Saint Basil's Cathedral - Russian: Храм Василия Блаженного) is a multi-tented church on the Red Square in Moscow that also features distinctive onion domes. It is very often mistaken for the Church of the Savior on Blood, located in St. Petersburg. In the West, it is frequently confused with the Kremlin which overlooks it. Arguably the most recognized building in Russia, it is an international symbol for the nation and for the city of Moscow. The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan IV (also known as Ivan the Terrible) in Moscow to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan, and built from 1555 to 1561. In 1588 Tsar Fedor Ivanovich had a chapel added on the eastern side above the grave of Basil Fool for Christ (yurodivy Vassily Blazhenny), a Russian Orthodox saint after whom the cathedral was popularly named. Saint Basil's is located at the southeast end of Red Square, just across from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin. Not particularly large, it consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation. The cathedral's design follows that of contemporary tented churches, notably those of Ascension in Kolomenskoye (1530) and of St John the Baptist's Decapitation in Dyakovo (1547). The interior of the cathedral is a collection of separate chapels, each filled with icons, medieval painted walls, and varying artwork on the top inside of the domes. The feeling is intimate and varied, in contrast to Western cathedrals which usually consist of a massive nave with one artistic style. Taken with Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM. HDR made from single raw shot. © antonkhoff.com
The Cathedral of the Archangel (Архангельский собор)
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The third cathedral at the Cathedral Square in Moscow Kremlin, Russia, is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. The Cathedral of the Archangel was commissioned by Ivan the Great and constructed between 1505 and 1508 under the supervision of an Italian architect Aleviz Fryazin Noviy. The new edifice was built over the site of an earlier cathedral dating from 1333. The Archangel Cathedral has played an important role in Russian political history, hosting celebrations of victories by the Russian military and the burials of tsars and grand princes until 1712, when the capital moved to St. Petersburg. In total there are 54 burials in the cathedral, included 46 ornamented whitestone tombs and glazed cases made of bronze. Especially notable among the long-term residents are Ivan Kalita, Dmitri Donskoi, Ivan the Great, and Ivan the Terrible. HDR from three shots, AEB -2, 0, +2, Canon EOS 500D, EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. Processed with Photomatix Pro 3.2 and Photoshop Elements 7.0. You can see more of my HDR-photos in full format here: foje64-photography.smugmug.com/ Follow my photoblog for more news here: foje64photoblog.wordpress.com/ Please don't use my photos without my permission!
The Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe (Церковь Ризоположения)
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The Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe in Moscow Kremlin, Russia. Dwarfed behind the Cathedral of the Dormition, this tiny church became the personal chapel of the Moscow Metropolitans and Patriarchs. It was built in 1484-86 by Pskov craftsmen, on the site of the original Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe, which perished in the Kremlin fire of 1473. The church commemorates the official recognition of the Moscow Metropolitan as Metropolitan of Kiev and all Russia, acknowledged in 1451 by Casimir IV, King of Poland and Lithuania. The church's name refers to the robe of the Virgin Mary, a prized relic which was held to have saved Constantinople from attackers on several occasions. When the city was threatened, the robe was paraded around the walls. In Moscow, an icon kept in this church was put to the same use. HDR from three shots, AEB -2, 0, +2, Canon EOS 500D, EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. Processed with Photomatix Pro 3.2 and Photoshop Elements 7.0. You can see more of my HDR-photos in full format here: foje64-photography.smugmug.com/ Follow my photoblog for more news here: foje64photoblog.wordpress.com/ Please don't use my photos without my permission!
Made by anton khoff
Explore #338, Aug 2, 2009 View Large From Wikipedia: The Spasskaya Tower (Russian: Спасская башня, translated as Savior Tower) is the main tower with a through-passage on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin, which overlooks the Red Square. The Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. Initially, it was named the Frolovskaya Tower after the Church of Frol and Lavr in the Kremlin (it is no longer there). The tower's modern name comes from the icon of Spas Nerukotvorny (Divine Savior), which was placed above the gates in 1658 (no longer there). The Spasskaya Tower was the first one to be crowned with the hipped roof in 1624-1625 by architects Bazhen Ogurtsov and Christopher Galloway (a Scottish architect and clockmaker). According to a number of historical accounts, the clock on the Spasskaya Tower appeared between 1491 and 1585. It is usually referred to as the Kremlin clock (Кремлёвские куранты). In 1935, the Soviets installed a red star on top of the Spasskaya Tower. The height of the tower with the star is 71 m. Taken with Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM © antonkhoff.com
Made by davies.thom
I have recently read John Steinbeck’s “A Russian Journal” where he and esteemed photographer Robert Capa set out on a 40 day excursion behind the Iron Curtain into the post-war Soviet Union. It’s an interesting read and the photography is superb. Worth getting for Capa's gaze alone. Though their visit was no-doubt stage managed by the KGB they access a world as yet unknown by the West. As Churchill famously quipped: It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. As Capa tells us, only a couple of years before he was killed by a land mine in Indochina: “We decided to make an old-fashioned quest – to ride behind the ‘iron curtain’ and pit our lances and pens against the windmills of today.” In my imagined geography of space and place, sitting here in Kyiv, part of me pretends to be on a Steinbeck adventure. .............................................................................Nikon F3 + 200ISO film. . . . Thoughts - comments - critiques - always welcome.
Made by anton khoff
Explore #337, Jul 8, 2009 View Large The Beklemishevskaya Tower is one of the few towers in the Kremlin whose appearance has remained unchanged throughout the ages, and which has not undergone any serious reconstruction. Sometimes referred to as the Moskvoretskaya (Moskva River) Tower due to its proximity to the Moskvoretsky Bridge, it supposedly took its name from the boyar Beklemishev, whose manor lay nearby. The tower was always the first to come under enemy attack, as it was situated at the junction of the Moskva River and the moat. In this respect it served a very important defensive function. At the beginning of the 18th century, during the Northern War between Russia and Sweden, bastions were constructed around the tower, and the loopholes of the tower were widened to accommodate more powerful cannonry. During the storming of the Kremlin by the Bolsheviks in 1917, the top of the tower was destroyed, but was later restored. The tower is 46.2 metres tall. Taken with Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM © antonkhoff.com
Made by JannaPham
50/365 Explore FP on 16 Mar 2009. Highest position #14. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Red Square (Russian: Кра́сная пло́щадь, Krásnaya plóshchad’) is the most famous city square in Moscow, and arguably one of the most famous in the world. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitay-gorod. As major streets of Moscow radiate from here in all directions, being promoted to major highways outside the city, the Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and of all Russia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Square This image is dedicated to my friend Vidya , who asked me to show my version of this place. As always thank you very much all my dear friends for your visits, comments and favs! Please NO multigroup invites!
Catedral de São Basílio - St. Basil Cathedral
Made by ®oberto's
A Catedral de São Basílio foi construída entre 1555 e 1561 em Moscou para comemorar a vitória militar de Ivan o Terrível contra os Tártaros Mongóis em 1552, na cidade sitiada de Kazan. A catedral foi construída no local onde no passado estava a Catedral da Trindade, que deu nome a uma praça próxima. Conta a lenda que o Tzar ordenou que cegassem o arquiteto, Postnik Yakovlev, para que ele não pudesse criar nada que se comparasse com a beleza desta catedral. --- The famous St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible and built on the edge of Red Square between 1555 and 1561. Legend has it that on completion of the church the Tsar ordered the architect, Postnik Yakovlev, to be blinded to prevent him from ever creating anything to rival its beauty again.
Made by JannaPham
55/365 Explore FP on 20 Mar 2009. Highest position #40. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Main Department Store or GUM (ГУМ, pronounced as goom, in full Главный Универсальный Магазин, Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin) is a common name for the main department store in many cities of the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states. The most famous GUM is a large store in Kitai-gorod of Moscow, facing Red Square. It is actually a shopping mall. Prior to the 1920s the place was known as the Upper Trading Rows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Department_Store Thank you very much all my dear friends for your visits, comments and favs! I appreciate very much. Please NO multigroup invites!
Like a fairytale
Made by momentaryawe.com
Every once in a while I get to go to a place that I’ve had in my mind since I was a child. You know the feeling, when you’ve seen pictures of the place and you’ve got this perfect snapshot in your head about how the place should look like? Well, one of these places for me was Red Square, with its famous St.Basil Cathedral, which I have always wanted to see. It did not disappoint! During the day, the Red Square is very impressive, but at night it almost comes alive and the St.Basil Cathedral, with its pointy towers, looks like something out of a fairytale. To view the blog entry go to: www.momentaryawe.com/blog/?p=1216
Emptiness around\Пустота вокруг\ + bw in comments
Made by MishaMsk
I can think of two meanings in this picture, they relate to each other. First is emptiness around us, we fill our houses with stuff, buy cars and clothes but it doesn`t fill our inner world for real. On the other side s loneliness, in some way we all lonely... btw this is one of my first studio photos I like. I made it while waiting for client to come) strobist: 4 hensel lights. huge octobox canera left, mmm portrait plate? camera right, reflector with leafs camera right beside Masha and one more on the hair from above. Has to be seen on black!
Four Seasons (Четыре времени года)
Made by foje64
The fountain Four Seasons created by Georgian-Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, located between the Manezh Square and the Alexander Garden in Moscow Russia. HDR from three shots, AEB -2, 0, +2, Canon EOS 500D, EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. Processed with Photomaix Pro 3.2 and Photoshop Elements 7.0. You can see more of my HDR-photos in full format here: foje64-photography.smugmug.com/ Follow my photoblog for more news here: foje64photoblog.wordpress.com/ Please don't use my photos without my permission!
Made by Greg Benz Photography
If you ever wanted proof that communism is dead, this is it... GUM (ГУМ) mall sits ON Red Square in the heart of Moscow, and is loaded with the likes of Prada, etc... Note: ГУМ is pronounced goom and means main department store in Russian. Technical: 5 shot HDR. The lighting was predictible with all the stone, so I shot matrix metering and bracketed +/- 1,2. Tone mapped in Photomatix with high strength and somewhat muted color. Camera was set on Gorilla pod on a railing's ledge (in a safe place where it could not drop). Slight sharpening in Adobe Lightroom. No Photoshop in this image. Lens was Sigma 10-20 at 10mm.
Moscow - State Historical Museum
Made by AJ Brustein
When you turn around from the shot in Red Square in Moscow, you see the State Historical Museum. It is only one color but equally impressive and amazing. This shot was also me risking frostbite or death in the -20something color at night, but I wasn't going all the way around the world to wimp out. And although it was full cloud cover the entire time I was in Moscow, this one night it partially cleared up so this was the only time I saw the sky the 6 days I was there. ----- Pretty cool capture of a ladybug about to take flight 081/365
Nearest places of interest:
Никольские (Иверские) торговые ряды
The Fountain inside GUM
|Chizhevskoe Podvorie / Raffles Moscow Hotel|
Торгово-офисный центр «Шереметьевский»
Николаевский греческий мужской монастырь