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Krymsky Bridge

Krymsky Bridge, or Crimean Bridge, 1938.


Behind it: Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 2000, Russian Revival style (also Pseudo-Russian, Neo-Russian, Russian Byzantine).


"The current church is the second to stand on this site. The original church, built during the 19th century, took more than 40 years to build. It was destroyed in 1931 on the order of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The demolition was supposed to make way for a colossal Palace of the Soviets to house the country's legislature, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Construction started in 1937 but was halted in 1941 when Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The Palace was never built. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the current church was rebuilt on the site between 1995 and 2000."


I dislike the new building, just as I think the original one was not a masterpiece either.


To the left of it: The cathedral of the Conception Convent or Zachatyevsky Monastery, 2012.


The original cathedral of the monastery was built in 1804-1807 in the Russian Gothic style to Rodion Kazakov's design. It was pulled down in the 1920s. Efforts to revive the convent began in 1991. The Russian Orthodox Church declared the Gothic-influenced style of the old cathedral improper for a Russian Orthodox temple and demanded it to be rebuilt in a more traditional Byzantine style. Construction works were financed by billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.


Moscow, 2016

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Taken on June 18, 2016