Moscow, Russian Federation
Domes Of Vasily The Blessed Cathedral - Feature 3
The exact identity of the architect of the cathedral is unknown. Legend holds that czar Ivan blinded the architect so that he could not recreate the masterpiece elsewhere, although the real alleged architect had remained active long since the construction of the cathedral. There is evidence that construction involved stonemasons from Russian city of Pskov and German lands. St. Basil's marks the geometric center of Moscow. It has been the hub of the city's growth since the 14th century and was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. The cathedral has no analogues, in preceding, contemporary or later architecture of Muscovy and Byzantine cultural tradition in general. Maybe it is a composition of European and Asian architectures and cultures.
June 6th, 2013
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