The Baroque Castle in Evening Snow

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    This evening while walking to dinner at an Uzbekistan restaurant, the sun started to go down behind the icy overcast skies, casting more of that eerie blue light across the city of Kiev. There were a few flecks of snow beginning to fall, but not enough to obscure Saint Andrews Church here as we passed.

    This classically baroque church was originally in the mid 18th century and is still occasionally used by the creatively anachronistic Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox church for services. It's built on a very steep hill, near a steeper and scenic curved road, which was too icy for me to get down with the tripod. It's one of the few times I decided discretion was the better part of photographic valor.

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    1. susan_r4 99 months ago | reply

      Great capture Trey!

    2. brian doucette 99 months ago | reply

      A very lovely church that you have captured in great detail.

    3. Natália Nunes [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      cold and beautiful.

    4. nijmah 99 months ago | reply

      lovely view really so nice

    5. Josie A. [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!

    6. Constantin Philippoff 99 months ago | reply

      my favourite church of kiev

    7. Lana Danilova 99 months ago | reply

      oh my Goodnes! exquisite detail! beatuiful shot!

    8. mliebenberg 99 months ago | reply

      I love the Blue hues in this shot... so cool! :-) Iooks like you had an interesting trip to Russia.

    9. Photos by Elyssa 99 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture of St. Andrew's! This is fun for me to see someone else's photo of Kyiv =)

    10. Lumiere2005 99 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous - absolutely magical.

    11. Lyncis 99 months ago | reply

      Isn't it too dark?

      So, again — US is not UK, Slovak is not Czech, Ukraine is not Russia.

    12. *Rebecca 99 months ago | reply

      Very neat. I love the architecture.

    13. James John Malcolm 99 months ago | reply

      Wow! That's great!

      (Could you GeoCode it?)

    14. Rodrigo_Soldon 93 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonderful photos for the world, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    15. Vladimir-911 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. fusion-of-horizons 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orthodox Church Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Elena Omelchenko 61 months ago | reply

      St Andrew Church was built by Francesco Rastrelli - the same Architect who built Winter Palace in St Petersburg. There is a legend that Russian Tsarina Elisabeth secretly married here her longtime lover Andrey Rozum (who was a simple but handsome Ukrainian peasant). The church is located in a very special place, just within a hundred yards of where First Christian Church, Desyatinnaya, was built in Kiev in 10th century...

    18. Munchy 1 26 months ago | reply

      Another. One of my obsession damn can you imagine am looking at this pic I know I was lsmiling. But my co worker. Said to me why are you crying I was so ashamed all I kept saying isn't this beautiful is when I realised I was crying but they were joyous tears. I just love these kinds of beauty...

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