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Church from epoch of Peter I

Church from epoch of Peter I

The church of the Blessed Virgin's Birth in Podmoklovo is one of the most interesting erections of Peter's epoch that is the incarnation of west-European baroque features. A brick church delivered on the high bank of Oka represents a bivaulted rotunda covered by a high dome and accomplished by a light drum. Massive cylindrical volume of the church is surrounded by an opened arcade, connected with it by a system of groined vaults. The figures of 12 apostles and 4 evangelists are set on the axes of the arcade's pylons over the cornice on the high pedestals of the crowning balustrade. church is one of the earliest ones that came out till now from the whole first half of XVIII century rotundas. The author of the project is unknown, but he is the Italian architect Carlo Fontano by some suppositions.

I am currently working with my repeat client from Canada, Annie Budz, who came to Moscow on her vacation again, now with her sister younger Irina to discover more interesting sites in Moscow and its Region during two weeks (10-23 of May). Because of very bad traffic during workdays we as usual go out of the city from Monday to Friday and spend weekends in Moscow city. Annie likes very much Russian church architecture and we are taking a lot of pictures everyday...



Today is my Birthday, May 14th, and I decided due to this event to share one of the Best pictures of this Day on my website (see my news).

Hope you like... Cheers!

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
My News from Moscow
May 14th, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-05-14 at 11:20:33

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Allen Sumsion Allen Sumsion
From: Bountiful, Utah, USA
Date: 2007-07-10 03:45:00

We finally arrived home after a very eventful trip to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. However, one of the most memorable times was our day with you in Moscow. Thank you for spending the time with us.

We didn't know what the process would be when we arrived at the Moscow airport nor did we really know if you would be there to meet us. We were just a bit apprehensive. Not only were you there but you were there before we were and you were ready to escort us around. You had the day planned so that we could crowd as much into it as possible. You seemed to know what we would enjoy best and enjoy it we did. St. Basil's Cathedral, in my mind, is one of the Wonders of the World. I am impressed with your knowledge of history.

One highlight for me was getting back to the airport. I have never seen traffic like that before. Where else do sidewalks become a lane of traffic or where unused oncoming lanes become lanes going our direction? Even you seemed amazed at the driver who negotiated the heavy traffic going backwards. That was the most fun trip I have ever made in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I realize you didn't plan that but thanks for it anyway.

Not only did we enjoy our time with you but you created enough interest that I would like to return sometime and have you show me more. I have one request. The borsch at the restaurant that you took us to was wonderful. You mentioned that your mother's borsch is better. Is there any chance she would share the recipe with us?

Thank you for the fun day. To anyone who reads this or would like to contact me, I would give you my very highest recommendation. Thanks for adding to our adventure.

Sincerely,
Allen Sumsion