Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another Field Trip

At least the place wasn't so spooky or eerie.  My Russian teacher took us on another field trip, this time to the new Russian Orthodox cathedral in the villiage of Troitskoye.  The cathedral was named after national Russian hero Alexander Nevsky, and built to resemble tsars' palaces of the 16th century.  This cathedral is one of the four shrines planned as "border guards" of Russia (one each in the north, south, east and west).  Needless to say, it is a beautiful building. 

 inside the cathedral with the Отец (father)


 inside - notice there are no pews - they stand for the entire service

 view from the bell tower

one guy rings all the bells

yes, it was ears rang for the rest of the day :)

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