Sunday, May 22, 2016

Church of the Intercession at Fili - Russia

Another beautiful russian church. The card was sent by Yulia. 

West of Moscow's center, Fili is a residential neighbourhood that was once the estate of Lev Naryshkin (brother-in-law to Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich and uncle to Peter the Great). The story goes that Naryshkin’s brothers were killed in the Moscow uprising of 1682. In their honour, he constructed the Church of the Intercession at Fili. This spectacular church, a red-brick wedding cake topped with gilded domes, is a stunning example of the architectural style that came to be known as Naryshkin baroque. - in:

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