On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

This is one of the St. Petersburg churches – Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. It was built in honor of Resurrection of Christ. Besides, it’s the very place where in March, 1st, 1881 emperor Alexander II was fatally injured (it was his blood “spilled” under the church). The cathedral was being built for money collected all over Russia.

Today we are going to climb the roof of the building to meet sunrise from there.

On the Cathedral Roof

Makhailovsky castle can be see to the right – it’s one of the most unassailable churches.

On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

A closer look at the cross.

On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

It’s 3:45 a.m. but it’s already rather light and many people are outside.

On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

On the Cathedral Roof

Isn’t this sunrise wonderful?

Location: St. Petersburg

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4 thoughts on “On the Cathedral Roof”

  1. This is PRECISELY why I want to visit Russia so badly. This is just spectacularly beautiful. What I found shocking is how it’s like 0345 and so bright! I didn’t realize that Moscow was so close to the North Pole that it would be that light already! So beautiful.

  2. I just visited Russia for a month and one of the cities I visited was Yekaitianbur. I went the Church of Spilled Blood there. He and his family was murdered at Impatiev House. And the church is being built on that spot. In fact Yeltsin had the original house destroyed in the late 70s or early 80s. Plus the church did not look like that all.

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