Friday, September 3, 2010

Inside St. Basil's Towers

The colorful towers of Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral are separate churches. While much of the cathedral is undergoing renovation, a variety of dramatic architectural and decorative sights greet the visitor.

The melodious tones of a men's quartet beckoned us to this tiny but tall church. Small holes were strategically placed in the walls to capture unnecessary vibrations, making the acoustics in this room nothing short of spectacular. We were told the pattern on the ceiling of this tower represents infinity.

We are at another infinity.  These walls were painted to look like bricks:

Bells rest silently in the entry of St. Basil's Cathedral:

Examples of painting styles are displayed in the entry:

The ground floor of the cathedral is covered in these beautiful designs.  I think this is a metal floor.

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