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Kazan
« on: January 02, 2015, 10:48:13 AM »
These are pretty old photos now, but I thought they might be interesting to some:





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Re: Kazan
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 10:51:02 AM »
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!  :loving:
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 11:04:37 AM »





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Re: Kazan
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2015, 11:05:31 AM »
These are pretty old photos now, but I thought they might be interesting to some:

Beautiful, amazing photos!
Great photos are never old, Mr.Krassavchick . Thank you!
Yes, Kazan is a Muslim part of Russia.

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Re: Kazan
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 11:13:19 AM »
WOW! WOW! WOW!

It's like you offer us a tour around city!
Thanks a lot!

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Re: Kazan
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 11:17:26 AM »
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!  :loving:

You're welcome.  :)

Beautiful, amazing photos!
Great photos are never old, Mr.Krassavchick . Thank you!
Yes, Kazan is a Muslim part of Russia.

Glad you like them Orchid.  :)


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Re: Kazan
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 11:22:09 AM »
Glad you like them Orchid.  :)

I Love them!!! You have made my day!
.....and I miss Russia so much! Especially at this time of a New Year celebration.

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Re: Kazan
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 11:27:33 AM »

.....and I miss Russia so much! Especially at this time of a New Year celebration.

me too  :(

Thanks once again for sharing, krassavchick  :)
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 12:53:07 PM »

I Love them!!! You have made my day!
.....and I miss Russia so much! Especially at this time of a New Year celebration.


.....and I miss Russia so much! Especially at this time of a New Year celebration.

me too  :(

Thanks once again for sharing, krassavchick  :)

You're welcome ladies.  tiphat If, they have lifted your mood and made you smile, I'm glad I decided to upload them.  I do remember, the day I took those photos it was almost 40c:






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Re: Kazan
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 01:54:44 PM »
You made my soul feel good, krassavchick.  :) Thank you for that.
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 02:22:58 PM »
You made my soul feel good, krassavchick.  :) Thank you for that.

It's my pleasure.  :)

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Re: Kazan
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 03:47:55 PM »
Kazan is one of the most historically interesting places in Russia. I would really like to visit but will have to probably settle on seeing Peter.

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Re: Kazan
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 06:20:42 PM »
I wonder about the gold onion domes in reply #2. Kazan is not far from Samara/Togliatti (indeed the same plane from Moscow I have been on a few times serves both). Samara/Togliatti is on the cusp of 'Muslim' Russia and Kazan is in neighboring Tatarstan.

Here is a photo I took in Samara:



Here again we see the gold onion domes. Maybe I had my eyes closed and someone will correct me, but I don't recall gold onion domes anywhere else I went in Russia or the FSU apart from that bit of central Russia.

Can anyone expand on that?

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Re: Kazan
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2015, 06:22:11 PM »
Red Square?
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2015, 06:27:52 PM »
Kazan is where Natalya was from on BBC World Weddings, a documentary about international relationships - she married DJ Ray Heim from Long Island - did a quick Google - got this - got the show somewhere but so much stuff I have now....

http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/world-weddings-dj-rays-big-day-6945000.html

Anyway, Kazan didn't look so wonderful in the shots they showed on that programme. Neither did Long Island to fair...

Cracking show cos when she got to USA he showed her the dishwasher etc and she goes all soppy 'oh your dishwasher' and says like 'it's your dishwasher now, not my dishwasher anymore....'.

Marriage made Heaven....

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Re: Kazan
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2015, 07:07:15 PM »
Here again we see the gold onion domes. Maybe I had my eyes closed and someone will correct me, but I don't recall gold onion domes anywhere else I went in Russia or the FSU apart from that bit of central Russia.

Can anyone expand on that?




I took the first photo in Novosibirsk; the second I didn't take, but it's a photo from Yaroslavl I believe.  However, I have no idea what the significance of the golden onion domes is, and It's too late now to hit google.  :chuckle:

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Re: Kazan
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2015, 09:11:27 PM »

Here again we see the gold onion domes. Maybe I had my eyes closed and someone will correct me, but I don't recall gold onion domes anywhere else I went in Russia or the FSU apart from that bit of central Russia.

Can anyone expand on that?

My wife was an art/architect historian.  It is not uncommon to see gold domes anywhere in Russia.
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2015, 10:04:32 PM »

My wife was an art/architect historian.

For what i remember, Mrs Yankee isn't simply an art historian, but has Phd in the field and quite impressive career in academia  tiphat
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2015, 10:09:17 PM »

Here again we see the gold onion domes. Maybe I had my eyes closed and someone will correct me, but I don't recall gold onion domes anywhere else I went in Russia or the FSU apart from that bit of central Russia.

Can anyone expand on that?

My wife was an art/architect historian.  It is not uncommon to see gold domes anywhere in Russia.

I believe I saw two or three churches in Odessa with gold domes as well. Not my photo below, but great pic taken in Odessa. 




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Re: Kazan
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2015, 12:24:21 AM »
Krassavchik, with your permission, I add more photos of Kazan. tiphat

This student football team Kazan State Power Engineering University. Son - right-back national team.





A copy of the mosque. Not inferior to the beauty of the original.



Kul Sharif mosque.



This Kazan ....





Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan.



Raifa monastery, Kazan. Place of power. Son on the Epiphany in 2014.


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Re: Kazan
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2015, 02:57:34 AM »

Here again we see the gold onion domes. Maybe I had my eyes closed and someone will correct me, but I don't recall gold onion domes anywhere else I went in Russia or the FSU apart from that bit of central Russia.

Can anyone expand on that?



Moscow and most other cities TBH


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Re: Kazan
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2015, 03:25:14 AM »
The gold topped cathedrals and even smaller churches are rather common and one seems to overlook them.

A acquiantance worked on the restored Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Kamenets-Podolsky and it is partial gold covered. St. Andrew's church which is in Kiev and major example of Ukraine Baroque style is restored and it has allot of gold trim on the domes. The Pechersk Lavra here is also gold covered as are parts of St. Sophia. I remember seeing other churches covered in gold across Ukraine they are more common than one thinks.
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Re: Kazan
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2015, 04:03:17 AM »
Krassavchik, with your permission, I add more photos of Kazan. tiphat

Annushka, the more photos, the better.  :)


 

 

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