Overview of Foros Church on Red Cliff in Twilight

Overview of Foros Church on Red Cliff in Twilight

View from the observation platform at Baidarsky Pass on the Church of Christ’s Resurrection rising on the abrupt 400-meter (1312 ft) Red Cliff (Krasnaya Skala) above Black sea and Foros settlement covered with fog in spring twilight. The church was built by the design of Russian architect Nikolai Chagin in 1892.

Photo #788 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Red Cliff #Krasnaya Skala #churches #cathedrals #Foros Church #Christ’s Resurrection Church #Foros #religion #Crimea #Russia #Church Architecture #twilight

Foros Church of Christ’s Resurrection on Red Cliff

Foros Church of Christ's Resurrection on Red Cliff

Beautiful view from Baidarsky Pass on the Church of Christ’s Resurrection in Foros, a settlement founded and named by medieval Greek merchants. Located almost in the middle between Yalta and Sevastopol, Foros was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Alexander Kuznetsov, Moscow merchant, a Russian “tea king” who had his palace built on the sea shore. Kuznetsov commissioned Nikolai Chagin, a 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 magnificent church that combines Rastrelliesque Baroque, Russian Revival, and Byzantine Revival styles was built by design of Nikolai Chagin in 1892 on abrupt 400-metre (1312 ft) Red Cliff (Krasnaya Skala) near Baidarsky Pass with spectacular view of the Black Sea. The temple is notable for its luxurious exterior and picturesque interior. The murals created by famous artists Makovsky and Korzukhin, mosaic work performed by Italian studio of Antonio Salvatti. In 1924, after Soviet revolution, Foros church was closed, crosses thrown down, murals painted over, a priest sent to Siberia. Until 1969 it was used as restaurant for tourists who were going to Baidarsky Pass. In Soviet times Foros settlement located on the southern point of Crimea, Ukraine, became popular place for dachas of Soviet generals and leaders (nearby located famous summer residence of Mikhail Gorbachev). The Resurrection cathedral overlooking the village of Foros is a popular tourist attraction and architectural monument of 19th century. It was returned to the Orthodox Church in 1990s after crash of USSR. It went through four restoration campaigns under the auspices of Leonid Kuchma, ex-president of Ukraine. In present days, the church became also a popular wedding location.

Photo #335 taken on September 10, 2013

Album: Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Foros #Foros Church #Orthodox Churches #Red Cliff #Resurrection Church #Russia

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

Christ’s Resurrection Church Under Moonlight at Twilight. Front View

Christ's Resurrection Church Under Moonlight at Twilight. Front View

Front view of the Church of Christ’s Resurrection in Foros under the moonlight in spring twilight. The church was commissioned by Moscow merchant Alexander Kuznetsov, a Russian “tea king”, in memory of the miraculous rescue of Emperor Alexander III and his family in 1888 train crash. It was built in 1892 in Rastrelliesque Baroque, Russian Revival, and Byzantine Revival styles by the project of Nikolai Chagin in on abrupt 400-meter (1312 ft) Red Cliff (Krasnaya Skala) near Baidarsky Pass with a spectacular view of the Black Sea.

Photo #800 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 #cathedrals #churches #moonlight #twilight

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