Cathedral of the Resurrection

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 17 June 2010 in Architecture.

A guest picture taken by my friend, Joyce, on a recent trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. "The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also variously called the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, its official name. The first name refers to the blood of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, who was assassinated on that site in 1881. Construction began in 1883 under Alexander III, and progressed slowly and was finally completed in 1907. Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors.
The Church is prominently situated along the Griboedov Canal."