Thursday, July 9, 2015

St. Petersburg, Russia: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The Church of Spilled Blood only
sounds as if it is a made-for-TV movie.

Although I'd have to admit I'd watch a movie with that title.

It seems Alexander I was badly wounded on this site in 1881, and he eventually died. The church started going up a couple of years later, although it took until 1907 to finish it.

The outside is spectacular, but the inside is great as well. I didn't get the chance to go through the building (gotta make time on the bus), but someone filled me in by video:

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