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Cathedral of the Assumption

RUSSIA...The Golden Ring of Postcode 150,000

April 5th 2020
On our wedding day Denise & I exchanged gold rings. I was then told I could kiss my bride. I moved in and picked her up which brought gasps and squeals of delight. We then kissed long and hard. The minister said he had never seen that before. I thought he was referring to lifting her off her feet and swinging her around...maybe it was the length of the kiss. Denise also might hav ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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14th April 2020

Onion Domes
Seeing orthodox churches with gaudy coloured onion domes in Australian suburbs leaves me a bit cold... but in situ, how absolutely amazing are they? Love the shapes, textures, light and richness of this one.
14th April 2020

Onion Domes
It was not until I was preparing my last blog that it really hit me that the onion domes and spires at Cyril's monastery were all different shapes even if on the same structure. Yet in this blog in Yaroslavl, the onion domes on each individual church are uniform but each church displays its own distinctive domes or arcs. It is like a fashion parade with the designers showing off different seasonal colours and styles. The onion dome in this pic has beautiful lines and mosaics to reflect the light. It is hard when travelling Russia to not be captivated by the variety of styles of what in essence are variations of a spherical shape.

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