The Temple of All Religions near Kazan, Russia. For the first time, Russian sociologists have compiled an atlas of Russia’s religions. Given the current debate on relations between the church, state and society, this atlas offers a timely and valuable look into the nature of Russian worship. Visit: http://www.kirbyholmes.me/2012/09/05/mapping-russias-religious-landscape/ Visit: https://hague6185.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/picture-of-the-day-sept-18/
One of the things about Kazan that I’ve found very different from other cities I’ve been to is their love of arches, curves, and anything that involves a circle. Corners of building will be rounded, domes on churches, entire structures will be round. I think it’s what makes Kazan so unique. I will attempt to … More Picture of the Day – Sept. 4
Alexander Pushkin is one of many poets who has either lived or visited Kazan, but he is probably one of the most well know Russian poets throughout the world. 2013 marks the anniversary of 180 years from when he visited Kazan. He visited in September of 1833 to work on his novel about the events … More Famous Poets of Kazan – Part I
This spot on the Kazanka river is probably 4 blocks away from our flat. I’ve been down here at sunset and it’s even more beautiful then this. The reeds you are seeing lie in the middle of this river. The river itself is full of fish, ducks, frogs, and other wildlife. The Kazanka joins the … More Picture of the Day – Aug. 27
During my adventures through the city I cam upon this gate, the segmenting that it created shouted to me “here I am” catch me. So I did.
So at our Dacha, just outside the door the beautiful little flowers sprung up. I think they are just a weed but even weeds can be beautiful.
Just around the corner and down the street we have an open market. I remember watching movies where people would be walking through an open market and would be dreaming about doing this myself. Well it’s no longer a dream but reality.
This is actually not a church, it’s bell tower. The church itself sits behind it. the street in front of it was become a walking street with an open air mall feel.