0 Likes

Narva Alexander's Cathedral
Estonia

The Alexander's Cathedral was built in 1881–84 for the Lutheran workers of the Kreenholm Factory and it was designed by St. Petersburg architect, Otto Pius von Hippius. It was damaged during both World War I and II. The bell town was destroyed in 1944 along with the Walcker organ that was located there. Today the church’s bell tower has been restored and Estonia’s largest hexagonal church hall awaits restoration. At the Alexander's Cathedral you can visit the bell tower and the observation platform installed there, as well as a museum where artworks from the 14th to 21st century are displayed.

http://www.visitestonia.com/en/narva-alexanders-cathedral

Copyright: Uwe Wirtjes
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 30/09/2012
Updated: 08/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: estonia; narva; alexander; cathedral; church
comments powered by Disqus

Tõnis Raid
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral, Narva
Andrew Bodrov
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (1896)
Andrew Bodrov
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (1896)
Andrew Bodrov
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (1896)
Andrew Bodrov
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (1896)
Andrew Bodrov
Russian-Estonian border (Russian side)
Andrew Bodrov
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (1896)
Andrew Bodrov
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (1896)
Andrew Bodrov
Pano
Andrew Bodrov
Pano
Andrew Bodrov
Pano
Andrew Bodrov
Pano
Vito Fusco
Positano from a rock on the sea
Jon Jasper
Kolob Arch
Кирилл Вячеславович
"Пасть дракона"
Jon Jasper
Queens Garden in Bryce Canyon
Martin Broomfield
Kelburne Tea Estate, Haputale, Sri Lanka
Glen Claydon
Mt Yotei Peak Sunrise
Marcio Cabral
Olho dagua water spring 3
Stephan Messner
Evening in Mostar /BiH
Maurizio Romano
Narrow alleys in Xintiandi
Pedro Menezes
Porto Santo Island - Terra Chã Red Rock
Jon Jasper
Bottom of Keyhole Falls, Subway
Alexander Peskov
Old Gates of Adryan
Uwe Wirtjes
Granada Alhambra Fountain
Uwe Wirtjes
Market Hall
Uwe Wirtjes
N747NA S.O.F.I.A. - Me Ed the cockpit
Uwe Wirtjes
Boat in Gallipoli
Uwe Wirtjes
Frankfurt Chinesischer Garten
Uwe Wirtjes
Konventa Seta
Uwe Wirtjes
Source Cachat - Eau d`Evian
Uwe Wirtjes
Annecy Quai De Vicenza
Uwe Wirtjes
Granada Plaza Almes
Uwe Wirtjes
Tallinn Tour with Ikarus
Uwe Wirtjes
Aruba Alto Vista Chapell
Uwe Wirtjes
Teneriffa Teide Los Roques
More About Russia

Just in case you mistakenly heard that it was all ice and snow in Russia, take a peek at the Big Bikini Exposition. This is right on the river Moskva in Moscow!Moscow has been the capital of Russia for almost its entire history. The exception is during the period of the Russian Empire, which lasted from 1721 until the Russian Revolution 1917. For these two centuries the capital was St. Petersburg. The Russian Empire was the second largest contiguous Empire in world memory; only the Mongol Empire had been greater.Check out what's happening north of Mongolia these days, in ChitaAlthough you may not have heard of Sochi, on the Black Sea, they're building up quickly and hope to host the 2014 Olympics.Other periods of Russian history include the Tsardom of Russia, from Ivan IV to Peter the Great, and the Grand Duchy (14th-16th centuries).The earliest period of Russian history was ruled by the Novgorod Republic and Kievan Rus, which was the first Russian state dating back to 800AD in Kiev.Modern Russia remains one of the world's superpowers. They launched the earth's second satellite, called Sputnik 1, and were the first country to put a human being into orbit around earth. (The first one is called the Moon.)After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a federal republic of 83 states.Text by Steve Smith.