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St. Basil's Interior Gallery

St. Basil's Interior Gallery

With all the majesty of its external appearance, the cathedral is quite small within. Regrettably, the spectacular interior of St. Basil's Cathedral was badly damaged during its long history by numerous fires and wars. On this picture you can see the interior of gallery (one of corridors which make a circle around the central tower and bind all chapels together) between the Chapels of the Intercession of the Virgin (main, central tower, entrance gates on the left wall) and Saints Cyprian and Justina (entrance gates on the right wall). The walls of the cozy corridor were covered with delicate floral designs at late 17th century, and restored by Briagin in 1930s.

I took this picture in 2005 with my first digital camera Olympus C5060WZ using extra wide angle conversion lenses by Raynox which I bought before to make special pictures indoors. I was very disappointed by the quality of its conversion, how it worked (huge perspective distortion and blur on the edges of pictures. So, after this experiment I didn't used this lenses.. pity about the money I spent on it... but life is life... I tried to correct a little bit here the perspective distortion, sharpeness and, of course levels. I like very much old chandeliers here, hope you too. Enjoy!

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookianov
Personal Guide & Driver in Moscow
Moscow Photo Gallery
Dec 7th, 2006

Photo taken on 2005-06-05 at 12:04:59

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Date: 2015-02-07 09:07:05

We (couple in mid 30's) had a long 15 hour layover in Moscow on our way to SE Asia over Christmas break. We wanted a guided that could pick us up at the airport, show us the sites, & bring us back to catch our connection. Who wants the stress of trying to figure out taxis or public transportation when you don't have a lot of time, you have luggage, & your in the middle of a long haul flight with little sleep? You just don't need that kind of stress on vacation! Arthur was the perfect choice! He met us at the airport. We loaded our luggage into his car & we were off to the city! Arthur has a deep knowledge of history and was able to give us great insight into Russian history. He is also a really good photographer which I loved since I too greatly enjoy photography. He suggested great photos & angles & was also there to take shots of Michael & I together around the city. We now have great trip photos to share with family & friends. We visited Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Tomb, Moscow Kremlin ground and cathedrals, Armory museum, changing of the guard, Moscow Metro stations, took panoramas of Moscow Kremlin from river and after dark photographed some night scenes of Moscow. He took us to a great Ukrainian restaurant to eat. The hearty food was sooo good on a chilly Moscow day! At the end of the day Arthur drove us back to the airport & even walked us to our gate. We really had a great day in Moscow with Arthur. Don't spend your layover in the airport. Get out & experience this amazing city with a great guide & no worries!