El gran retablo que preside el altar es obra de josé churriguera y fue realizado entre 1691 y 1693. influido por la teología fruto del concilio de trento, se dedicó al sacramento de la eucaristío. destaca por seis grandes columnas salomónicas decoradas con hojas y racimos, aludiendo la vid a la sangre de cristo. entre las columnas, hay dos estatuas que representan a santo domingo de guzmán y a san francisco de asís. el cuadro que corona el conjunto figura el martirio de san esteban, de claudio coello.
Saint basil's cathedral on red square, the icon of russia
photo credit: @carlosescandon37
the cathedral of vasily the blessed, commonly known as saint basil's cathedral, located at the southern end of red square, in the heart of moscow, is one of the most iconic examples of a russian orthodox church. its candy-striped onion domes, blank arches and sharp spires make it look like a fairytale castle
although it's known to everyone as st. basil's, this legendary building is officially called "the cathedral of the intercession of the v****n by the moat" in reference to its location.
the cathedral got its second name after basil the blessed, a muscovite 'holy fool' who was buried on the site (in the trinity cathedral that once stood here) a few years before the present building was erected.
the colorful onion domed church was ordered by ivan the terrible to commemorate his victory over the kazan khanate. created from 1555 to 1561, this masterpiece would become the ultimate symbol of russia.
legend has it that ivan had the architects blinded so that they could never build an equally beautiful structure anywhere else. historians unanimously state that this is nothing but urban folklore.
in 1990, saint basil's cathedral became part of a unesco world heritage site.
Stopped off in lovely bury st edmunds on our way through today and had to visit the cathedral ⛪ it's lovely, another off my list and lots of photos on the camera. it'll be phone only this week whilst we're away📱 ➖ ➖ ➖
Gute neuigkeiten für alle, die sich immer über den schlechten empfang hinter den dicken burgmauern geärgert haben : ab jetzt gibt es freies wlan in der burg posterstein ✔️ fotografieren ist ohnehin erlaubt. wir wünschen ein schönes wochenende und kommt gerne morgen zur ausstellungseröffnung #saloneuropa vor ort und digital 😊🙏
Merchant’s crescent, north quay, is a run of houses that were used for trading. dating to 1814, the basin gave barges access to the city centre for the first time and warehouses and trading offices were set up on the riverside. built in the 1860’s, merchant’s crescent housed coal offices and accommodation for coal merchants as it faced the old coal yard supplied by a now defunct railway.
Near the border with tajikistan, north of afghanistan, is the amazing blue mosque. it is said that ali, cousin of the prophet muhammad, was buried there in the 7th century. the current monument was built in 1480 and continued to be restored and embellished to date. it is covered by an infinity of polychrome tiles in various shades of blue, forming flowers. a place of peace. 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥many thanks to @total_travels -beautiful gallery-for featuring my pic on sep.22, 2018.🌷🍭🌷