Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Uspensky Sobor



It hardly seem possible that the end of A to Z for 2015 is just a few more days away.  My Russian adventure continues today with 'U' for Uspensky Sobor, the Cathedral of the Assumption, also called Dormition Cathedral.  It is one of the churches in the Kremlin in Moscow.  It is also the oldest church in the Kremlin, having been consecrated in 1479.  There are many views of the church here, in addition to those I am posting.


Side view of Church with marching band playing :
Interior photos were not allowed though we were given very detailed brochures during our tour.

Tolkien Bonus:  U is for Underhill, Mr. Underhill.  This was the name that Frodo Baggins used on his trip to Rivendell.  He was a Hobbit of Bag End who was raised by his cousin Bilbo Baggins after the death of his parents.  He was the Ring-bearer in the War of the Ring.


12 comments:

  1. What a handsome cathedral.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I've shown many churches and cathedrals in this A to Z. They abound in Russia.

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  2. When you think how religious they were, it's amazing that religion was forbidden during communism. Another beautiful cathedral.

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    1. Everyone was religious except the guys running the show, I guess.

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  3. I am an atheist and I think that is a beautiful cathedral too!

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. You don't have to be religious to appreciate the beautiful architecture of these cathedrals.

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  4. Look at the gold! Look at those beautiful exterior paintings. Cathedrals and all other types of churches having just breath-taking art. I am going to look at the rest of the pics now:)

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    1. I must admit that having visited cathedrals in many countries, the Russian cathedrals are far and away the most beautifully decorated.

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  5. Wow, that's an amazing cathedral! What a special trip to have taken!

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    1. Everything in Russia was amazing. I can certainly understand the pride they feel in the country.

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  6. What a beautiful and imposing structure it is!
    I too shall miss the end of the April A to Z challenge. You are the only one among my blogger friends that takes me on a free tour of the world.

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    1. I found a blogger who lives in Kyoto. I have been enjoying many photos of Japan for A to Z and it is definitely on my bucket list. Check out: http://alex-hurst.com/

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