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

Romanov’s Church at Livadia Palace Framed by Trees in a Foggy Day

Romanov's Church at Livadia Palace Framed by Trees in a Foggy Day

View from Livadia park on the home church of Romanov’s family with a small old style belfry at the side of their palace, the royal summer residence in Crimea, framed by trees in a foggy spring day. The Christian Orthodox Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was constructed in 1864-66 by the project of Russian architect Ippolit Monighetti and connected with Livadia Palace.

Photo #084 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Holy Cross Church #Livadia #Romanov’s Church #Russia #cathedrals #churches #home church #religion #Orthodox Churches #framed by trees #Livadia Palace #fog #Spring #foggy day #palaces #residence

White Marble Fountain with Tulips Flowerbed in the Fog

White Marble Fountain with Tulips Flowerbed in the Fog

View on the White Marble Fountain surrounded by blooming tulips flowerbed in the park in front of Livadia Palace in the fog. The area of Livadia park is known for its rich history, and the local amazing nature has always inspired artists and poets, writers and composers. Travelers from all over the world come here to admire the beautiful park surrounding the palace, breathe the clean and healing sea air.

Photo #145 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Livadia #Livadia Park #Russia #Yalta #fountains #architecture #Parks #nature #fog #tulips #flowerbed #marble fountain