馬拉松觀光篇:St Basil’s Cathedral (with English following)

Church 1

這間「俄羅斯方塊」教堂,位於紅場南端,是莫斯科最著名的景點。

只是去了莫斯科兩次,有幸欣賞過白天、晚上、晴天、陰天、雨天和雪天的景致。

四時之景不同,其樂也無窮。

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【Highlight of Marathon Trip:St Basil’s Cathedral】

Church 2

St Basil’s Cathedral, is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum.

It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

I am lucky enough to see the church on sunny day, cloudy day, at the night, rainy day and snowy day.

The building is shaped as a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky, a design that has no analogues in Russian architecture. Dmitry Shvidkovsky, in his book Russian Architecture and the West, states that “it is like no other Russian building. Nothing similar can be found in the entire millennium of Byzantine tradition from the fifth to fifteenth century … a strangeness that astonishes by its unexpectedness, complexity and dazzling interleaving of the manifold details of its design.”

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