2 Abandoned Religious And Cultural Heritage, Part II

Abandoned Religious And Cultural Heritage, Part II

Posted on July 8, 2013 by team


Yukhtinskaya parish does not exist today. It was situated on the territory of the Yaroslavl province and its terriotory belonged to the Sheremetyevs family. When the members of the family lived there there were built more than fifteen churches, some of them have been preserved up to date despite the fact they are more than 300 years old.

The churches we visited last time could be seen here.

This village is called Gertsino today. The temple you see on the picture above stands on the hill and is known to have existed already in 1780. This temple of the Sheremetyevs is built in the style of Catherine’s baroque.

The belfry was built years later in the style of classicism.

The mural over the entrance has been perfectly preserved.

“Holy Mother of God of Kazan”.

Image under the dome.

Interesting enough – there is an ossuary inside.

It’s the family tomb if the benefactors of this temple of the Bezpalovs. Ivan Ivanovich was a merchant from St. Petersburg, a native of the place. Here was buried his wife – Nadezhda Stepanovna. The tomb has been opened and ravaged, the parts of the beautiful monument from white marble are scaterred around the temple.

Its walls are made from fireclay brick.

Ciphers of the Bezpalovs family.

“Ivan Ivanovich Bezpalov, born in January 5, 1843. Nadezhda Stepanovna Bezpalova born in June 8, 1912, date of death – May 8 , 1912″.

The dining room is destroyed more than other rooms.

Another abandoned temple is in Igrischi village. It is so much overgrown that it’s hard to come close to.

The belfry…

And the view from there.

The belfry was built much later than the church – in the second half of the XIX century. The church itself is more than 300 years old, it was built approximately in 1710.

Murals inside.

The temple in Novoye Selo (New Village).

This monumental building was constructed 212 years ago.

The final object we are going to see is a temple of the village called Shirinye.

It was built in 1772.

Belfry was built 80 years later.

The belfry looks more graceful than the temple itself.

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2 Responses to “Abandoned Religious And Cultural Heritage, Part II”

  1. john says:

    amazing.

  2. Lucy says:

    BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you!

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