Pseudo Goth Church

Russian goth church

In Russia there are no Goth Cathedrals or Churches, just because Russian Orthodox church, the dominating confession are Russia is not a Goth style guys, neither now nor centuries before.

They preferred their original Russian architectural desings or sometimes copied from Eastern church – from Byzantium, modern Turkey, from where this church branch has originated.

But it’s not by chance they say that in Russia East and West meet. Sometimes Russian church architects of the past has built something reminding the goth cathedrals of Europe combined with traditional Russian design elements. Those were called pseudo-goth churches. Here is one of such.

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photos via photurist_ru

39 thoughts on “Pseudo Goth Church”

  1. This beautiful building will make an excellent mosque someday, although our new ones are much nicer and more comfortable. Still, this one will make a wonderful historic example of how the Christian infidels failed to maintain their culture and allowed themselves to be dominated by Islam. Of course, when you consider that Islam is led by charismatic, intelligent, witty, charming, sexy, modest men like me, is it any wonder it dominates? All this church needs to become an acceptable mosque is:

    1. The steeple with the cross to be replaced by a large round dome with a crescent on top.
    2. The faces in the painting in photo # 6 to be rubbed out.
    3. The statue of the naked lady in photo # 14 to be removed from public view and destroyed. I will have it dropped off at my place for destruction . . . later.
    4. Appropriate outdoor ablution facilities for washing of feet.
    5. Some nice prayer rugs and some shoe racks inside the foyer.
    6. A nice plague outside to commemorate the dominance of Islamic culture and the failure of the Christian culture.
    7. The dogs in photo # 11 to be sold to Mr. Soon and shipped to his Chinese restaurant in Belarus.
    8. A vendor stand to sell postcards, refrigerator magnets, grilled corn-on-the-cob, pretzels, books about how glorious the Christian church used to be, and other assorted junk to trade for tourists’ money. Proceeds will go toward upkeep of the mosque.
    9. Some beggars, preferably blind, under-age, and/or very elderly – as ragged and pitiful as possible – and some pickpockets to get the money the tight-fisted tourists would not spend on items listed above in # 8.

    Yours in culturally-aware architecture and maximum penetration of tourist market,
    M. Ahmadinejad
    Chairman, CCCP (Christian Church Conversion Panel).

    • the statue in the photo looks remarkably like me o’ mail order husband.

      yours in peace and happiness

      the future Mrs Ahmadinejad.

      • Dearest Angella,

        Thank you for revealing more of yourself to me, my love. Truly I am now more excited than ever to grope you in my arms, like a bear pawing at a bee hive to lick the honey from within.

        You truly are a statuesque beauty.

        Wishing you patience as you long for me,
        M. Ahmadinejad

      • Dear scot, my friend from the north,

        Please pardon my misspelling of plaque and my failure to properly proofread and edit my post, and thank you for your witty way of bringing it to my attention.

        However, as you suggest, sometimes a plague is also helpful, especially where the infidels are concerned.

        With a promise of better editing,
        M. Ahmadinejad
        Able to take constructive criticism

    • i think this time Mr. Ahmadinejad has had a couple of too many fresh-squeezed glasses of orange juice outside the Blue mosquee in Istanbul…

    • Promises, promises. Putin has been promising to give me missiles for years, playing me like a poor village girl who receives sly winks from the village pretty-boy, but never a consummation of love.

      That’s okay, because I will show him when my little friend in North Korea gives me what I need.

    • The largest part is in modern Greece. The rest, for example, it’s capital Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) is in modern Turkey. So you are both right.

  2. I would like to see more girls with large breasts in front of htese old churches. I like large breast and girls, too. But not the tea-bag tye, firm natural large breasts, like Medvedevs wife has. I like that.

  3. i think this time Mr. Ahmadinejad has had a couple of too many fresh-squeezed glasses of orange juice outside the Blue mosquee in Istanbul…

  4. Dear friend from the north,

    Please pardon my misspelling of plaque and my failure to properly proofread and edit my post, and thank you for your witty way of bringing it to my attention.

    However, as you suggest, sometimes a plague is also helpful, especially where the infidels are concerned.

    With a promise of better editing,
    M. Ahmadinejad
    Able to take constructive criticism

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