Ostentatiously Ornate Onion domes

onion domes of the church on spilled blood st petersburg

The ornate exterior of The Church on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia
Built in the late 19th C; ransacked and looted in the aftermath of the Revolution; closed for services when the Bolsheviks went on an offensive in the 1930’s; turned into a temporary morgue during World War II; used as a warehouse for vegetables through the Cold War; finally re-opened in 1997.
The interior and exterior are decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics … over 7500 square metres of mosaics.

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