Thursday, 30 September 2010

Unusual Design


You see so many Orthodox churches in our blog, it is hard to surprise you by new design of the subject.
But this example looks really different in a way to me. It is monochrome and  the onions are green instead of usual golden, and it has upper windows, and decorations on the walls are very unusual. And the main intrigue, it does not have crosses.
The explanation about the crosses is very simple. This building is still belongs to the state, not to the church.

It was constructed in 1911, when after 1st Revolution (1905) the laws were warmed and the construction of churches of "old believers" was allowed. Outlawed old believers had no architectural tradition, so this church is the example of bold building experiments of the group of architects in the beginning of 20th century.

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Posted by Irina

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