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Rebuilt Cathedral at Moscow river 8th September 2007

3 Responses to “Rebuilt Cathedral at Moscow river”

  1. 1
    mr-ju:

    great mirror…

  2. 2
    Steve:

    cool shot…the tilt is a nice touch

  3. 3
    josef:

    Nice angle, and the architecture is just astounding. Good job Harry.

    (HK) Thanks for your compliments, Josef!

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  • f/9.0
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Rebuilt Cathedral at Moscow river

The story behind "Rebuilt Cathedral at Moscow river"

This is the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (Russian: Хра́м Христа́ Спаси́теля), the tallest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world. It is situated on the bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks west of the Kremlin.

Stalin had it destroyed by dynamite in 1931 in order to build a monument for socialism, it took a year to clear out the rubble. The monument was never built, the place has been a public swimming pool during Nikita Khrushchev, reign and only 15 years ago, the rebuilding had started, finishing a few years ago, against a cost of more than 300 million dollar…

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