This last weekend the wife and I were invited to the Raifa Monastery which is located 30 km outside Kazan. I must admit I was excited for several reasons first of all it would be time to spend with my wife, see a bit of Tatarstan, and to enjoy my hobby of photography. I had … More From a humble hut to a Monastery
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral The Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral was built in 1722. It is truly one of the most valuable architectural monuments and one of the most spiritual symbols of Kazan (see an earlier post of my wife and I inside this church). It’s considered one of the most famous churches in … More Saint Peter & Saint Paul Cathedral
This was one church that I just had to explore, I wanted to find the sweet spot, the right angle, the right light. I hope this was it. What do you think?
This was a little harder to capture, there where so many tree, but at this point I was able to get a shot that I thought was worthy of the church.
Doesn’t look like the Cross is on fire?When I took this picture I didn’t see that the cross looked like this, it’s always interesting what one finds while editing.
We wandered all over Suzdal seeing beautiful churches, many of them where magnificently ornate, spires and onion shaped domes, but when we came upon this little church in such a quaint setting I feel in love with it. There is something about a wooden church, would you agree?
I thought I would step back and share with everyone our trip to Vladimir, Russia. The town of Vladimir is situated on a high piece of ground which creates extremely picturesque views from the left bank of the River Klyazma. This is one city where you definitely want to put on your hiking shoes, we … More Back to Vladimir