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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

G is for Gold, especially Golden Domes

MOSCOW DURING OUR AUGUST 2011 VISIT







© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear    






SAINT PETERSBURG DURING OUR AUGUST 2011 VISIT

Posted for ABC Wednesday, Mrs. Nesbitt's
alphabetical meme, with help from her talented team.

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36 comments:

Meryl said...

Beautiful shots. So fairy-tale like with the colors and bulbous architecture.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful domes. Love the variety and artistry.

photowannabe said...

Well it seems that you have certainly captured all the Gold domes around. Great photos. Lovely detail.

Mara said...

Some of these look as if they've been made with icing sugar! Fantastic colours.

Nanka said...

Fantastic!! Gorgeous shots and grand architecture!! Loved your post for the G-Day!!

Hildred and Charles said...

Are these more of your wonderful travels, Kay? Such exotic and gorgeous domes.

Gigi Ann said...

What a Great variety of Golden Domes. Didn't know there were so many shattered throughout the world.

Thanks for your visit today.

chubskulit said...

Greatness! Such details!

God's Marvelous Gift. Have a great day!

Francisca said...

What a Gorgeous collection of Golden domes in Russia, Kay! Sigh... I want to Go!

VioletSky said...

Great variety in domes! Very attention gathering ;)

Roger Owen Green said...

love the golden domes. The Eastern Orthodox churches in my hometown (Binghamton, NY US) have a couple.


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Hildred and Charles — you're right, I didn't specify. Yes, we took these photos during our cruise on Russian waterways from St. Petersburg to Moscow this month.
— K

Reader Wil said...

What a fantastic collection! These rich decorations are so unique in our western world. These buildings can only be found in Russia!
Thanks Kay for treating us to these photos.

Phil said...

Hi Kay. At the start I didn't know your post was about St Petersburg but after a couple of your super shots I thought it must be since I knew you had been to Russia and that St Petersburg is renowned for architecture and its domes. I guess you must have captured the essence of yet another place in the world. how are you going to capture the essence of Knott End?

jane said...

Great shots - very impressive buildings - you must have had a great time taking those pics - Jane

Carver said...

Glorious architecture from your travels. I enjoyed these photographs very much.

Filip Demuinck said...

Super attractions to visit, a pity you didn't have a bleu sky.

Greetings,
Filip

EG Wow said...

Amazing the money that has been spent over the ages on qilding domes! They sure are beautiful!

Jo said...

Omw, Kay they are beautiful! Thanks for your continued visits to my blog. Hugs to you all including dear Lindy. Blessings, Jo

Jane and Chris said...

They are absolutely stunning, but I'm not volunteering to repaint them!!(I wonder how often they need touch ups?)
Jane x

Leslie: said...

That must have been an incredible and unforgettable trip! We sure don't see architecture like here in Canada. Thanks for sharing your glorious photos, Kay!

Leslie
abcw team

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Gorgeous photos of stunning golden domes. How lucky are you to have seen them.

Kim, USA said...

Gold color, gold paint always looks stunning. Much so if it is the real gold it's very expensive now ^_^


ABC Wed

Kathy said...

Ornate seems mild as a description of these domes. Beautiful!

ChrisJ said...

Magnificent photos and buildings. For a country that is supposed not to be religious they certainly have a lot of religious looking buildings and many with crosses on. There's something skewed about the buildings being such an attraction but their root purpose being less than acceptable.

Ebie said...

Opulence and great architecture!

Gattina said...

That must be terrible to see that life ! Looks already so beautiful on pictures !

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful concept and lovely array of photos.

Mar said...

Fantastic shots and gorgeous architecture!
G is for...

jabblog said...

Beautiful photos - those domes are spectacular.

Tumblewords: said...

Glorious gold and stellar domes. Superb photos!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I don't think I've ever seen photos of Moscow showing blue skies! You've clearly brought out the best in moscow!

SquirrelQueen said...

The domes are all amazing, I can't pick a favorite. I would have used up most of my available memory just taking photos of the golden domes.

James said...

Beautiful and so Russian! Great shots!

Leslie said...

sometimes it's hard to believe that these beautiful places are real. even harder to believe that these architectural wonders were achieved, so very long ago...

Beverley Baird said...

I can't believe there are so many golden domes! Gorgeous buildings tho - great shots!