Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The cupolas of the Kremlin cathedrals in Moscow sparkling in the sunshine.
The Cathedral of the Annunciation originally had only three domes but after it was damaged in a fire, the restoration in 1564 added two more. Then four chapels were added, each with a dome, so that the cathedral now has nine.
The other two cathedrals facing on to Sobornaya Square are the Cathedral of the Dormition (five domes) and Cathedral of the Archangel (also five domes but four are silver). And dominating them all, you have the Ivan the Great Bell Tower too.