Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Russian Architecture

After being introduced to the 18 store building that is Lomonosov Moscow State University. I find myself interested in other Russian buildings.

There have been many styles of architecture throughout Russian history because at various point, depending on who was in charge of the country/empire/etc., Russian architecture was inspired by western culture and at other times it focused on russificaiton. 

Examples of these various architecture styles:

The Kremlin:

The Intercession Cathedral.

The Intercession Cathedral (aka Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed) built 1555-61

The Kolomenskoye:

 The Church of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan.

The Church of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan

Novodevichy Convent:

The Novodevichy Convent. Church of the Protection.


 Peterhof. The Western Cascade Stairway. The Great Cascade. The enter to the Upper Grotto.  
Peter's Palace in St. Petersburg

Winter Palace:

Winter Palace at night (from Dvortsovy Bridge). Interiors of the Winter Palace. The Drawing Room in Rococo II Style, with Cupids , Watercolour, Edward Hau, 1860s. From the 1760s the Winter Palace was the main residence of the Russian Tzars.

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