Thoughts Sans Boundaries

Spasskaya Church, Irkutsk

Posted in photography, trans siberian, travel by Aditya Moorthy on March 25, 2010

The first true stop of the journey was at Irkutsk. I wouldn’t count Vladivostok as one of them since we spent just over 8 hours in that city and didn’t quite get to see it as much as I would have liked. Irkutsk brings a lot of fond memories for me. It was the first place where we got to know the people of the town and found them to be charming and wonderful. Like most cities in Russia, Irkutsk has its landmark churches. The photo below is of the Spasskaya church built around 1706. It was one of the rare ones we saw that was not painted in colours. This is still a functioning church and I thought a fitting image would be one in black & white.

Spasskaya church, Irkutsk, Russia, 17th February 2010

I still need to hone my photo taking skills. I realised that I cropped the cross above the church. But hey, this is part of the learning! We saw few other churches, very colourful. I will post them sometime soon and you can enjoy the rich colourful temple art of Russia. So stay tuned.


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