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St. Michael's Golden Domed Cathedral - Kiev
St. Michael's Golden Domed Cathedral (also known as St. Michael of the Golden Domes)

This beautiful Cathedral was originally built in 1108-1113 by Prince Svyatoslav II

It was later renovated and enlarged in the exuberant Ukrainian Baroque style in the late 17th and early 18th centuries although the interior remained Byzantine

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral was the second largest medieval church in Kiev

It was also one of the three churches in the St. Demetrius Monastery, later known as the St. Michael of the Golden Domes Monastery

In 1935-1936 the cathedral was demolished by the Bolsheviks

This was to make way for the construction of the new Ukrainian SSR capital centre, which was never completed

Smaller nearby monastery buildings survived

In 1997-1998 the Cathedral and its bell tower were completely rebuilt by the city authorities, and transferred to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy

The complex is located northeast of the Saint Sophia Cathedral which was first Ukrainian patrimony to be inscribed on the World Heritage List

You can see more of my photographs of Kiev by visiting my website 
Sun 4 Jun 2006 13:32
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mircea grumaz mircea grumaz #1 Sun 4 Jun 2006 13:44

lovely light; nice presentation; regards

Alex Litinsky Alex Litinsky #2 Sun 4 Jun 2006 13:54

Perfectly!! Colors!!!

Dragan Milenkovic Dragan Milenkovic #3 Sun 4 Jun 2006 15:40

Very artistic, lovely and creative. Great shot, composition and lights.

silvia marmori silvia marmori #4 Sun 4 Jun 2006 16:17

great light enhancing the beautiful architecture..
i like so much the POV you chose..
thanks for so complete notes.. they help to see the image with new eyes

Nada Vujanic Nada Vujanic #5 Sun 4 Jun 2006 16:33

Beautiful golden and blue colour. Very nice architecture and interestin "life story".
Best regards

Vladimir Fomin Vladimir Fomin #6 Sun 4 Jun 2006 18:00

Excelent archtecture

Andrew Zilov Andrew Zilov #7 Sun 4 Jun 2006 20:42

Nice photo, thanks for interesting notes!

B.K. von Bernhard B.K. von Bernhard #8 Sun 4 Jun 2006 21:26

A superbly captured photo John ! A very interesting story ! Thank you for sharing !
Warm regards.

Kathleen B. Kathleen B. #9 Sun 4 Jun 2006 21:52

Hello, my friend smile
Your work is fantastic !!
Have a wonderful day smile

Elena Savchenko Elena Savchenko #10 Sun 4 Jun 2006 22:48

Very nice photo.Very beautiful colors.

Teemu Koppa Teemu Koppa #11 Sun 4 Jun 2006 22:49

Beautiful church, excellent image!

Nuno Milheiro Nuno Milheiro #12 Sun 4 Jun 2006 23:00

A superb architecture view, great angle and details/light!!
Thanks for the notes!


Alexandr Vinokurov Alexandr Vinokurov #13 Sun 4 Jun 2006 23:07

Великолепное фото.

Roberto Roberto #14 Tue 6 Jun 2006 00:44

Superb photo! Excellent composition and light!

Elena HL Elena HL #15 Tue 6 Jun 2006 02:08

Picturesque shot! Beautiful view! Excellent perspective!
I like your shot! Congrats, dear John!