Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ivan the Great Belltower, Moscow


 
Postcard

On the eastern side of Cathedral Square stands the magnificent Ivan the Great Belltower, which, at a height of 81 metres, was the tallest building in all Russia for almost 400 years.

It was built in 1508 for the Russian Orthodox cathedrals in Cathedral Square, namely the Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation cathedrals, which do not have their own belfries.

This church was build by Grand Duke Ivan Kalita, and was one of the first to be built in Moscow out of stone, rather than wood.











Stamps
(top left) Russian Kremlins - Rostov Kremlin

(top right) Russian Kremlins - Kolomna Kremlin

(bottom right) Russian Kremlins - Novgorod Kremlin

(bottom left) 15th Anniversary of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2008)


3 comments:

bardamu1964 said...

Gorgeous!

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city said...

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