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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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