|The Church on the Spilt Blood, St Petersburg|
Perhaps the most spectacular place we visited in St Petersburg was The Church on the Spilled Blood, the site of Alexander II's assignation in 1881. Outside, the Church is similar to St Basils Cathedral in Moscow, which Emily and I visited on our last visit to Russia. Inside the light reflecting off the 7500 square meters of mosaics make it look like a portal to heaven. Warning! This is a picture-heavy post. It's worth clicking on a photo and just viewing the larger images.
The sheer scope and size of the Church is staggering.
And the true perspective of the images is amazing despite the height and curvature of the walls.
|The Transfiguration on the Mount|
|detail of the door panels|
|Also called the Church of the Resurrection|
|the transfiguration detail|
|detail of the borders surrounding the main images|
Such luminous beauty enters our soul waiting to resurface in some form of art. Emily and I are pondering ways to translate these images into textile art. Russian art in all its forms fascinates and inspires me!
|Martha and Emily outside the Church on the Spilt Blood|
|Jesus rescues Adam and Eve|
|made in the style of St Basil's in Moscow|
|detail of the outside|
|Emily outside the Church on the Spilt Blood|