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Interior - St. Basil's Russian Orthodox Church

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

These photos were taken in October of 2010.  Most of the interior spaces were filled with scaffolding; hence, the dearth of photographs.

Small dimly lit chapels and maze-like corridors fill the inside of the church, and the walls are covered with delicate floral designs in subdued pastel colors dating from the 17th century.


Brass chandelier

Central Iconostasis

Baroque style iconostasis in the Central Chapel dates from the 19th century.  However, some of the icons were painted much earlier.  Upper left paired icons illustrated next:

Note plaster Baroque twisted columns

Another Iconostasis

Three large lower icons illustrated below:

Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael  - detail

Birth of Mary, the future Mother of Jesus.


Angel with Chalice

Ivan the Terrible(?) icon detail

Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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