Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Postcards on Parade ~ Moscow



Top left: Church of the Protection of the Virgin in Fili,1693-1694

Top right: Church of the Trinity in Nikitniki, 17th century

Middle left: a residential building in Moscow, 19th century

Middle right: Izmailovo. Cathedral of the Protection of the Virgin, 1672

Next to last: Sherementev's Hostel, 1792-1807

Last: Andronik Monastery of the Saviour, Cathedral of the Saviour. 15th century.

This packet of cards was sent to us by my brother-in-law, who had gone to Russia on business. Ever since I saw "Dr. Zhivago", I have wanted to go to Russia. At least I can take a visual tour (of churches) with these cards.

15 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I loved the movie Dr. Zhivago. I don't think I'll ever get to Russia, but I would enjoy it I'm sure.

Minerva said...

I went to Russia when I was a teenager. I studied russian at school and I was so impressed by it then.... I loved the pomp and artistry of the churches..and the warmth of the people...

Still remember it... Thanks for bringing it back.

Minerva

Jamie Dawn said...

If you do go to Russia, buy a warm coat!

I did that Google search "Jamie needs" and a lot of phrases came up. It was fun.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

They are great!!!

I love the grandness of the second one....and the smallness and intimacy of the last one!

Jennifer said...

Dr. Zhivago did it for me, too. I've always been fascinated with all things Russia, including the Tzarist histories, which I know more about than any self-respecting girl should probably admit. :-)

These postcards are fabulous.

Angie said...

I love Dr. Zhivago. My oldest would love to go to Russia as well.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Nah, you don't want to go to Russia. Omar Sharif now teaches bridge classes in New York. You don't want to go there, either. Go to Holland, where dope is legal, and send me some. That would be best.

srp said...

So ornate. I wonder how they fare on the inside. Did they all weather the years of Communism intact or have they fallen into ruin?

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Hi, I'm here from Carol's blog. (Cerebral Outpost.) I've read so many of your comments and have vowed to visit new blogs from the blogrolls of blog buddies, at least one or two/wk.

I always enjoy your comments on W.Hags' blog. :)
(I'm either SilverMoon or Green-Eyed Lady there, but I'm one person with 2 blogs.)

As an artist, wow, these churches are amazing examples of architecture. I've never beeen to Russia but have some Russian ancestry. So nice of your bro-in-law to collect these for you. :)

Laura at VitaminSea said...

I especially liked the churches, because they sure don't build 'em like that anymore! Very ornate and imposing.


I had a good laugh over your "Judy needs" post, especially your comments in parenthesis! LOL

Tyra said...

The architecture of those churches is just not what you see here in the U.S. Granted there are many older church, particularly catholic ones that I've seen in D.C. that were wonderful to look at.

Michele sent me, she's sent me before too and I'm glad to be back!

bornfool said...

Beautiful churches. You must keep everything that anybody ever sent you. :)

Maria said...

Beautiful Churches! I too would love to travel to Russia and these photos made that desire even stronger.

Weary Hag said...

I love church photos! These are spectacular... you're really on quite the roll here. Keep up the great fun!

Carmi said...

This entry is proof positive of architecture's timeless ability to inspire. Who among us can look at these pictures and not gasp in awe.

Wow.