Foros Church Over the Clouds

Foros Church Over the Clouds

View from Baidarsky Pass on the Church of Christ’s Resurrection raising on the Red Cliff (Krasnaya Skala) over the low clouds at Foros settlement on the Black Sea in a spring season. The magnificent church, that combines Rastrelliesque Baroque, Russian Revival, and Byzantine Revival styles, was built in 1892 by the project of Russian architect Nikolai Chagin on the abrupt 400-meter (1312 ft) cliff. Alexander Kuznetsov, the Moscow merchant and the Russian “tea king” who had his palace built on the seashore, commissioned Nikolai Chagin, the celebrated architect from Wilno, to built the church of Christ’s Resurrection in memory of the miraculous rescue of Emperor Alexander III and his family in 1888 train crash in the Borki, on the way to St. Petersburg. The temple is notable for its luxurious exterior and picturesque interior.

Founded and named by medieval Greek merchants, Foros settlement was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Alexander Kuznetsov. It is located at the most Southern coast of Crimean Peninsula, in the middle between Yalta and Sevastopol.

Photo #593 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Foros #Foros Church #Orthodox Churches #Red Cliff #Resurrection Church #Russia #Krasnaya Skala #seascapes #Black Sea #fog #Clouds #churches #cathedrals #Cliff #mountains

Foros Church Rising Over Clouds on the Red Cliff in Twilight

Foros Church Rising Over Clouds on the Red Cliff in Twilight

Evening view from the observation platform at Staroye Svestopolskoye Shosse (Old Sevastopol Highway) on the Church of Christ’s Resurrection rising on the high Red Cliff over covered with low clouds (fog) the Black Sea in the twilight. A car light trail on the curved mountain road to the church gives an additional touch to this landscape composition.

Photo #802 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Foros #Foros Church #Orthodox Churches #Red Cliff #Resurrection Church #Russia #churches #twilight #Clouds #Black Sea #car light trails #night scenes #landscapes #vacation #night photography