Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Something that makes quite an impression in the Buenos Aires architecture around it is the Russian Orthodox Church. Five towering sky-blue domes characterize the first Orthodox church built in Latin America, in 1904. Venetian mosaics, stained glass, and icons sent from St. Petersburg by Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra adorn the church. The church is located in the parc Lezama. Quelque chose qui fait grande impression dans l'architecture de Buenos Aires autour d'elle est l'église orthodoxe russe. Cinq dômes de couleur bleu ciel caractérisent la première église orthodoxe construite en Amérique latine, en 1904. Mosaïques vénitiennes, vitraux, et icônes envoyées de St. Petersburg par le Tsar Nicholas II et Czarina Alexandra ornent l'église. Elle se trouve pres dans le parc Lezama.


Blogger Nicola said...

These russian orthodox churches always look amazing! This one is really cool with the stars on the roofs!

3/29/2006 08:08:00 AM

Blogger Andreea said...

oh wow!

3/29/2006 11:09:00 AM

Blogger Cynthia! said...

I love that church!! Visting hours are a pain though! (getting up on a sunday morning!) I hope I can manage it some day and see how it looks on the inside! Great photo Karine!

3/29/2006 11:15:00 AM

Blogger luggi said...

Beautiful like Christmas ornaments.

3/29/2006 12:32:00 PM

Blogger Philipp said...

Beautiful shot! I wonder why the russian orthodox church has an outpost in Buenos Aires?Are there many russians in Buenos Aires?

3/29/2006 12:50:00 PM

Blogger Rob said...

It could be in Russia

3/29/2006 01:58:00 PM

Blogger Karine said...

Thanks all for your comments.

Cynthia -- good to know. I think one Sunday is worth waking up early and go. I had no idea about the hours. Thanks :)

Philipp -- Currently the number of the "ethnically" Russians does not surpass 30,000 people. But in Argentina, there is a bigger community that can be called Russian speakers. Therefore, there is no exact data on the quantity of Russians and Russian speakers in Argentina, but the community has approximately more than one million of people.

3/29/2006 08:08:00 PM

Blogger Denton said...

The colors are vivid. Good photo especially the larger image.

3/30/2006 12:22:00 AM

Blogger Lisi said...

magnificient church...

3/30/2006 05:38:00 AM

Blogger anna said...

c'est magnifique !

4/02/2006 07:02:00 AM


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