Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Russian Church

No, we did not leave Germany, we're still on top of the Neroberg in Wiesbaden. This is the Russian-Orthodox Church St. Elisabeth of Wiesbaden.

It was built around 1855 by Duke Adolf von Nassau in honor of his wife, the russian princess Jelisaweta Michailowna (grandniece of Czar Alexander I and Czar Nikolaus I). She died in childbed (together with the child).



At 2:32 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

nice! the snow on the rooftops look great in the winter scene, very beautiful pic!

At 3:05 PM, Blogger midnitebara said...

beautiful picture. The history of that building is a little sad though.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Lovely clear day.

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

I knew you would have to have a photo of this church. I was here 20 years ago and the inside is just as beautiful, if not more so, than outside. Memories.

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Maya said...

I guess the russians were everywhere then :-) there's also a beautiful (kremlin style, colorful) russian church in Nice. It's under renovation right now, so if I can in the future...I'll take pictures and show you.

At 7:46 PM, Blogger Yasser Rahman said...

lovely picture..im in love with russia for some wierd reason, lol , and this pic is like the icing on the cake :)

No russian stuff here in India though :0

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thank you! I think in spring they send someone up to polish the roofs - they are usually even brighter and you can see them shining from far away on a sunny day.

Pamela - I agree the inside is even nicer. Unfortunately, I couldn't go inside (or didn't dare) since there was a ceremony going on... That will make a future photo though. Thanks for the tip!


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