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The Church from Another World

The Church from Another World

The Church Mother's of God Sign in Dubrovitsy, was erected by Italian masters in 1704 according to the order of prince Golitsyn, a teacher of Peter the Great. Among its special features is the golden crown instead of a usual dome. Peter I attended the procedure of new church consecration, but since the very beginning the building in baroque taste was a matter of disputes and disapproval of official Russian Orthodox figures. The church has been closed and opened for several times during its 300 history.

This time the sky time was covered by very grey dark clouds and I could predict that it will be very strong rain, even storm, very soon. So that, I returned back to my car right at the moment when it was started rain. Fortunately, not so heavy as I thought. We had a chat with my client during several minutes and I almost run engine to return back to city after long trip to Moscow Countryside during the day, BUT... it was like miracle, the rain stopped at those moment and sky cleared up a little bit on the side and the church became lighted through the dramatic dark clouds... looking even more impressive then I had seen it before. It was already evening time and we were pretty tired, but I concentrated all my energy and run out from my car toward to the church, holding my new camera in one hand and preparing camera for the new shooting by another hand . I remember, that I was making the new pictures almost non stop moving, because of I was very afraid that this beautiful sun light illumination could be disappeared.. all around this area were very dark skies...

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Arthur Lookyanov
Personal Guide & Driver in Moscow
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Last Edited: May 30th, 2007

Photo taken on 2006-05-22 at 19:56:27

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Brandon  Pelsmaeker Brandon Pelsmaeker
From: United States
Date: 2012-06-13 23:08:10

To my Guide Arthur

Throughout the last seven years I have spent a lot of time traveling to different parts of the world, exploring whenever and wherever I can in order to better appreciate the world around us. Several months ago I decided it was time to visit Russia and Moscow was one city that I have wanted to visit since I was in grade school, so the pressure to see and experience the Russian capital was on. After a series of random internet searches I found a guide that had good reviews and so I decided to send an email whereupon several days later Arthur Lookyanov replied with a detailed itinerary of sights to see and a very organized cost sheet that made everything concise and easy to understand. My tour to Moscow began in the early June, 2012 and was the last leg of a mini European tour that included Berlin, St. Petersburg, Chernobyl, Kiev and after a long delay navigating through customs I met Arthur at a Snack Time café area. Right from the start Arthur was on time, waited for my delayed entry and navigated the airport like it was his second home.
Throughout all of my three tours, Arthur was always on time, organized what we saw from beginning to end, allowed enough time to take as many pictures as one wanted with a break for lunch and made adjustments to the itinerary when it rained or crowds got in the way of our tour. When you sign for one of Arthur’s tours, you can rest assured he will not be sitting in his car texting while you navigate the Russian subway system because he will be there with you every step of the way regardless of weather, circumstance or Kremlin security. What is also a real bonus throughout his tours, it that Arthur brings along his very professional camera whereby taking pictures from his perspective therefore you get a second camera snapping shots to further enhance your Moscow experience. His energy to show the beauty of Moscow is immediately apparent because his knowledge about Russian history is overwhelming even for a professional historian and Arthur’s drive to make sure you get the best tour possible is without question what sets him apart from other tour operators. It is without reservation or doubt that when I return to Moscow Arthur Lookyanov will be my personal guide and photographer.

Brandon Pelsmaeker
Riverside, California