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...
To please your eye and warm your heart
My name is Alexander Senin, Iím in my ages (not so young fellow, just more than 55 and less than 60) and I live in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Heart, fun and observance are of my first priority. In photography I pursue the aim of discovering and showing you the beauty of natural and artificial things that surround us, and events that occuring around us in our everyday life. Sometimes those thing and events are of a real beauty, sometimes they show the surreal or abstract aspects of civilization. My aim is to show you positive aspects of life, to motivate you and cheer your soul. I also try to bring to your attention some interesting and famous landmarks and places of my city -...
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