Saturday, 27 October 2012

527 UA - Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (1990)

Brief Description

"Designed to rival Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Kiev's Saint-Sophia Cathedral symbolizes the 'new Constantinople', capital of the Christian principality of Kiev, which was created in the 11th century in a region evangelized after the baptism of St Vladimir in 988. The spiritual and intellectual influence of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra contributed to the spread of Orthodox thought and the Orthodox faith in the Russian world from the 17th to the 19th century."
基辅:圣•索菲娅教堂和佩乔尔斯克修道院
"基辅的圣·索菲娅教堂的设计可与 君士坦丁堡的圣·索菲娅教堂媲美,象征着“新君士坦丁堡”,它建于11世纪,是基辅基督公国的首都。这一地区于988年经圣·法拉蒂米尔洗礼后基督化。基 辅-拉夫拉在精神和文化上的影响对东正教思想在俄罗斯17世纪至19世纪的传播做出了贡献。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/527

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527-001 Saint Sophia Cathedral

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527-001 Saint Sophia Cathedral

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527-001 St. Sophia Cathedral - Bell Tower

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The Golden Gates of Kiev

527-002 Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
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527-002 Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

527-002 Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

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527-002 Great Lavra Bell Tower (18th century)
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