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
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Sun 4 Jun 2006 13:32
comments (15 from 21)
Sun 4 Jun 2006 13:44
lovely light; nice presentation; regards
Sun 4 Jun 2006 15:40
Very artistic, lovely and creative. Great shot, composition and lights.
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
Sun 4 Jun 2006 16:33
Beautiful golden and blue colour. Very nice architecture and interestin "life story".
Sun 4 Jun 2006 20:42
Nice photo, thanks for interesting notes!
B.K. von Bernhard
Sun 4 Jun 2006 21:26
A superbly captured photo John ! A very interesting story ! Thank you for sharing !
Sun 4 Jun 2006 22:49
Beautiful church, excellent image!
Sun 4 Jun 2006 23:00
A superb architecture view, great angle and details/light!!
Thanks for the notes!
Tue 6 Jun 2006 00:44
Superb photo! Excellent composition and light!
Tue 6 Jun 2006 02:08
Picturesque shot! Beautiful view! Excellent perspective!
I like your shot! Congrats, dear John!