Church Of Our Saviour On Spilled Blood - St Petersburg

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This incredible ceiling has an incredible story behind it. The Church of our Saviour of the Spilled Blood was built by Alexander III in memory of his father, Tsar Alexander II, who was fatally wounded by an anarchist on the spot in 1881. The architecture is a strict contrast to that of the rest of St Petersburg, built in a medieval Orthodox style, rather than the Baroque palaces you see scattered around the rest of the city. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Church was looted and the Soviet government closed it in 1932. It was used as a temporary morgue during the Siege of Leningrad and after the war (according to my favorite Wikipedia entry) as a warehouse for vegetables, earning it the nickname “Saviour on Potatoes.” The Church was only reopened in 1997, with funds raised from St Issac’s Cathedral. In a long parade of incredible ceilings, this may just be my favorite: some 7500 square meters of mosaics. #passionpassport #cntraveler


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Them night time views 👀👀
Photo: @lisamarti94


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Санкт-Петербург #kaylaandphillitakerussia #russia #travel #church


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#tb❤️


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Bored rn so looking through my #stpetersburgvacation photos


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Snow and the church. Just as beautiful as it is. 🌨️💒


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We are in St.Petersburg for the GEO Plenary and a whole bunch of other Earth observation meetings. I have promised colleagues from around world who couldn't make it to this meeting, that I will post some impressions from the event. That includes the surroundings, I mean, a meeting room is a meeting room is a meeting room everywhere. Last GEO plenary was in colorful Mexico. St. Petersburg, Russia is for sure colorful too, even on a grey day filled with that white stuff, snow! The global warming seems to have forgotten all about this place too...😱😬😁😇 This church cannot hide its colors no matter what. It is one of my favorites - not only because of its awesome name: Church of the saviour on the spilt blood. Totally fabulous name! There will be more reports from this, and you'll learn some Earth observation facts as well. I'll 'attack' my friends in Roshydromet and have them tell me about what they are up to! #culture #earthobservations #church #russia #architecture #art #science #geo #churchofthesaviouronthespiltblood#


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Best display of mosaic art I've ever seen.
#fbf #StPetersburg


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Urbanism


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A decent dose of church architecture and old soviet arcade games squeezed in one day. #stpetersburg #miniexcursion #rudankokankkunen #höstresa #outoftheoffice


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Убранство Храма Спаса-на-Крови выше всех похвал💒⭐️👏#travelling#санктпетербург#большепутешествий


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Yes, I know. My first look at it and it is simply breathtaking. So romantic ❤️ It contains over 7500 sq meters of mosaics!!


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