Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saint Basil's

Schneider Cheung built a great LEGO rendition of Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, more commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral. This cathedral was originally built in the mid-16th century on the order of Ivan IV (aka Ivan the Terrible), to commemorate a military victory. The design features a central sanctuary (commemorating the intercession of Mary) surrounded by eight additional sanctuaries (each commemorating a Biblical event or a particular saint), each with it's own onion-dome-topped tower. A tenth sanctuary was added later to house the tomb of local Saint Vasily (Basil).

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