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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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Ian Hayles Ian Hayles
From: Australia
Date: 2013-07-12 00:47:30

We were prompted to make plans to visit Moscow this year when our daughter Elizabeth was invited to attend a medical conference in June 2013. Our friends Richard and Stacey Host had visited Moscow in February 2013 and recommended Arthur.
It was the best decision. In three days we saw so much and learnt so much about Russian history and its impact and connections with our own history.
We firstly visited St Petersburg for three days on our own and then travelled to Moscow by the fast train Sapsan. Arthur was there to greet us and immediately took us to Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and GUM Department Store. After a quick lunch we visited the vast Moscow Kremlin with all its fascinating buildings. Arthur explained a lot of things to us and took lots of photos. He then drove us to our hotel and helped us check in.
The next day Arthur took us Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery. Many famous people are buried in the cemetery. Later we went to Sparrow Hills and Victory Park (WWII memorial). The peace and beauty of the convent on a sunny day was special in contrast to sadness of the Victory Park with its Hall of Memory and Sorrows. The Museum and collection of military vehicles (including the famous T34 tank) and aircraft was very interesting.
On Friday we did a Countryside tour to Sergiyev Posad (Russian Jerusalem). It was lovely to be out of the city and to enjoy the country area. We finished off the day by walking round the All-Russia Exhibition centre (VDNKh). Once more Arthur drove us back to hotel.
What a great experience! Thank you Arthur for your Tour Guiding competence, friendly accepting character and great photographs. We highly recommend him.