Weekly Photo Challenge – Ornate

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The Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan, Zelenogorsk, Russia

Hidden away within a forest setting, Zelenogorsk Cathedral comes as a big surprise.  It is indeed an Ornate building, a structure that present a building of cascading levels.  A white exterior, toped with copper green domes and a multitude of gold crosses  presents an ornate yet a dignified appearance.

But step in side to visit the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan and pow… you are hit by an over powering audacious highly ornate interior.

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We were also blessed with a sudden but short burst of morning sunshine that just added to the wondrous and slightly overpowering glitter of gold, brass and gilt.

I think you can say ‘Ornate’ is the word and I hope you like this contribution to this weeks photo challenge ( https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/ornate/ )

7th November

(C) David Oakes 2015

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