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Hello!

This is the first photo from new series “My favorite Russian churches”
And in the beginning let me show you most beautiful for me & very old one.

Dmitrievsky sobor (St. Demetrius' Cathedral) in Vladimir was built in XII century & included in UNESCO world heritage list. Vladimir was the second great capital of Russia, after Kiev and before Moscow.
There is very specific architectural style in Vladimir in its Golden Age (XII century and until 1238 when the Mongols take this city). In that time locals built white stone churches with many very beautiful small bas-reliefs. There are more than 600 bas-reliefs on the walls of Dmitrievsky sobor.

Please click on the link below & you will see something fantastic.
It’s the colorful photo of the same Cathedral from the same point dated 1911.

Old photo of Dmitrievsky sobor

This photo was taken by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii. He’s traveled through the Russian empire in the beginning of XX century & taken photos of daily life of that huge country in colors. You can read about this very interesting person & look at his fantastic photos on the below link.

Web-site about Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii

Thank you,
Iskander

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