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The Colorful Cathedral – St Basils – Moscow, Russia


Photo of the Day – The Colorful Cathedral – St Basils – Moscow, Russia

St. Basils Cathedral is one of the most iconic Cathedrals in the World. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it is one of the most iconic buildings in the World, period.

What makes the Cathedral eye-catching and iconic are its 9 unique and colorful onion domes. These domes represent the 9 chapels within the Cathedral itself. While the exterior is unique and colorfully chaotic, the interior was a bit dull in my eyes. Perhaps it was seeing the outside and then going inside, but how many of you have ever seen a photo of the interior of St. Basils? Now, don’t get me wrong, the interior is interesting in its own way. I find most things that are over 400 years old somewhat fascinating, but it pales in comparison to the exterior.

The Colorful Cathedral - St Basils - Moscow, Russia

Sharp Onion Domes – Saint Basil’s Cathedral – Moscow, Russia


Photo of the Day – Sharp Onion Domes – Saint Basil’s Cathedral – Moscow, Russia

Saint Basil’s Cathedral is one of the few buildings on the planet that can sit dead smack in the middle of a crowded parking lot and still make a list of the top places to visit in the world. It’s for good reason indeed. When you cut through all of the noisy surroundings and focus on the cathedral, the beautifully ornate and colorful onion domes light up your insides and transform your mind into a cool state of tranquility.

Sharp Onion Domes - Saint Basils Cathedral - Moscow, Russia

Photographing St Basils Cathedral – Moscow, Russia


Photo of the Day – Photographing St Basils Cathedral – Moscow, Russia

We have been on whirlwind tour to conquer Moscow with only 36 hours total in the city over the course of 1 day and 2 nights. To do that, there was no messing around – it was straight to a few of the most hard-core photo walks Brad and I have ever done … and it was a blast!

After pulling our second all-nighter in 3 days, our first stop was Red Square where among several other epically proportioned buildings sits AbsoluteVisit #45, St. Basil’s Cathedral. What makes the Cathedral special is the extremely unique architecture of its onion domes topped with vibrant colors making the tops seem to float on its otherwise dull brick base.

Today’s photo shows off not only St. Basil’s itself, but also Brad in full photography mode. I am shooting this on a tripod while Brad has both his tripod and a second camera with a different lens in use. With a total of 4 camera’s in action, it was one of the ways we turned this 36 hours into an amazing photography adventure.

Photographing St Basils Cathedral - Moscow, Russia
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