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May 18, 2009
From journal Cruise to the Baltic States and St. Petersburg
August 16, 2004
From journal St Petersburg
Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 6, 2003
It was build by Aleksandr III to commemorate his father Aleksandr II who was assasinated where the church now stands. He was so determined that the altar would be on the very spot that his father was killed that the church was built jutting out into the canal.
It was not completed in time to be used as a church for long, and the Communists just ignored it and allowed it to fall into disrepair. It has not been restored and is the most incredible thing I've ever seen! It's even more ornate inside than out, full of mosaics depicting Bible scenes, right up into the domes.
From journal The city built on bones
April 1, 2002
Our-Saviour-on-the-Spilt-Blood Cathedral has many characteristics of a typical and traditional Russian Cathedral. It has golden domes, colored domes and crosses. If you look carefully you will notice many things simillar to that of Moscow's, St. Basils Cathedral. Apparently St. Basils Cathedral was used largely as a model for this cathedral. I was amazed at the elaborate and intrigate deatail on this building. Be sure to walk around all four sides of the Cathedral. All sides offer different works of art. And simply that is what this is, A fine work of art.
I found outside, many tour groups waiting to get inside the Cathedral. I believe several of the groups were from Italy. The wait was long and I did not have much time, so much to my disappointment, I was not able to view the interior. Though Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral will always hold the first spot in my heart, the Cathedral of the Resurrection follows closely behind.
From journal The Mysterious Land of Russia: St. Petersburg
October 30, 2001
The church is a fabulous multi-colored, traditional Russian style church, decorated inside & out w/ intricate tiled mosaics. Looking up into the cupolas, you can see the faces of Christ or Mary looking down on you, as if from heaven. Not to be missed. I enjoyed it more even than St. Basil's in Moscow.
From journal St. Petersburg--A Window on Europe
July 15, 2001
From journal The city of marvelous nights