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It is different from other Russian churches, mainly because of the external artwork on the walls. Historical and biblical characters as well as invented and real figures cover the walls. You can spend a long time watching them and trying to understand why are they...More
Cathedral os Saint Deemetrius is one of the main religious ortodox buildings in Vladimir, a city located in the Golden Ring, an historical place surrounded Moscow. The cathedral is very beautiful and tiny, it is easily recognizable. In fact, it is located near Holy Assumption...More
It doesn't get at much press as the larger cathedral 100 yards away, but it is more historic. Although the interior is rather bare and museum like, its exterior is spectacular. How did those carvings survive the years of harsh weather?
I visited the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius in Vladimir, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a tour guide to explain the details and sketch the historic background. The site, which is magnificent with an atmosphere of deep spirituality, is well worth a visit.