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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.












Ceiling



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.


Nativity



Angel with Chalice


Ivan the Terrible(?) icon detail



Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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