Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia.

For this challenge, I thought about initially using St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, but I figured it would be more interesting to use a landmark that is perhaps a little less well-known but has all the features that make St. Basil’s unique. The turrets don’t even look real in a way, they remind me of lego and Iced Gems biscuits! The architecture was something that really struck me when I travelled to Russia in 2007, there are so many examples of this merging of East and West. The skyline screams “The Orient” yet some of the mosaics and murals that feature so prominently in Churches like this very much echo the best of the classical “old world”.