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Interior, Group 1 - Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
St. Petersburg
, Russia

There is not a single painting in the church.
Its walls are almost entirely covered with 7500 square meters of mosaics - perhaps more than any other church in the world.

The roped-off marble is the center of the 5-petal  immortelle flower plan.
Note the canopy at the far right: it is the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881.

Far left mosaic: "Angels Appearing he Shepherds"
2nd from left: Nativity
3rd: Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Far right: ?

Detail from Nativity

Note center Jesus With the Apostles mosaic (shown below)


Canopy marks the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated.

Photos and their arrangement © 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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