Blazer: Nordstrom | Shirt: Ann Taylor | Scarf: Nordstrom | Jeans: Mott & Bow | Shoes: Jack Purcell | Purse: Kate Spade | Pink Hat: Russia (right outside the cathedral at the souvenir stands!)
These pictures are from the exterior and interior of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This church is a super iconic building in Saint Petersburg and is a MUST SEE in person if you ever get a chance! In pictures it is hard to captures the grandness of this church!
The Church of the Savior was built from 1883 to 1907. The Construction was funded from the imperial family and many private donors. Construction started with Alexander III and was to be a memorial for his father Alexander II. The construction was completed by Nicolaus II.
The church its self is located right next to the Griboedov Canal, which makes for a breath taking view when walking around, or on a canal ride! The church was built after inspiration from the Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow in 17th-century style. The architecture is a mix between Baroque, Neoclassical and medieval Russian. The completed cathedral cost 4.6 million Rubels!
The interior of the cathedral is covered from ceiling to floor in stunning mosaics! When you see the pictures above its hard to tell that the art work is not paintings but small little individual colored tiles! There is 7500 square meters of mosaic tiles of art work, and darling floral borders. The creative borders were my favorite part! The mosaics are of biblical figures and stories. The mosaics were created by architect Alfred Alexandrovich Parland, and artists Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov and Mikhail Vrubel.
In 1992 the Soviet government closed the church. It was used to house those who had passed from military, starvation, or illness, then after the ware to store vegetables. After the Russian Revolution, the church was resorted in a period of 27 years and reopened in August 1997. As of now the church does not run as a place of full time worship.
I can see why this place is so highly visited for tourists in Saint Petersburg! I did not want to put my camera down the entire time we were in there! Here is a vlog below from our travels this day and adventures at the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood! Hope you have a great day!
P.S. I got these stretchy black jeans right before I left, from Mott & Bow and have been obsessed with them! If you know anything about me, I don’t like pants (I’m a dress kinda gal) and I loved these high waisted jeans so much I went and bought some cute tops so I can wear these pants more! If you are looking for some comfy jeans that fit like a glove, make sure to check out Mott & Bow! They have mens too 🙂
Up&UpAugust 3, 2016
Very informative! Pictures are amazing and. of course the video 🙂
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►NadushAugust 2, 2016
wonderful photos 🙂
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Ruth MaldonadoAugust 1, 2016
Those details are just incredible. The painting, tile work and beauty of the church is just amazing!
cielofronterasAugust 1, 2016
Fantastic photos! Everything looks amazing! =)
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Tina PhanAugust 1, 2016
I can't get over the intricate details of this church! How incredible!
Shauna CAugust 1, 2016
Your hat is so cute! Gorgeous shots!!
Kelsey & KenechaAugust 1, 2016
What an amazing place! I love the photos!!
Lindsey SimonAugust 1, 2016
Great pictures – love the hat!
What Would V WearAugust 1, 2016
These pics are incredible! I always wanted to visit Russia!
Happy Monday, love!
Rosanna BriguglioAugust 1, 2016
Wow, what an incredible place!
Have a lovely day 🙂
Luxury ColumnistAugust 1, 2016
The roof tiles are amazing, it must have been such a wonderful trip
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Diana HorsfallJuly 31, 2016
omg, this place is amazing!
Edye NicoleJuly 31, 2016
What a beautiful church! Thanks for sharing <3
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Izabela NairJuly 31, 2016
Amazing photos. The cathedral looks so pretty.
JackieJuly 31, 2016
Gorgeous church! I'm obsessed with this attention to detail👌🏾
Hope you have a great weekend!
Deepti KarulkarJuly 30, 2016
You have such lovely photos! Stunning!
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Straight A StyleJuly 30, 2016
Wow, what a beautiful church!
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Julia MazzucatoJuly 30, 2016
WOW, the architecture of this church is stunning! I love the colorful stones and mosaics all over the exterior, and the interior is gorgeous!
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Sweets & StyleJuly 30, 2016
Thank you for sharing the photos and your vlog! I loved it. I was in St. Petersburg long long time ago and you made me want to come back!
Raina ElegadoJuly 30, 2016
Wow this looks so beautiful! Loved the pictures 🙂
Miss PippiJuly 30, 2016
Looks amazing! Wonderful photos!
Alexander AtkinsJuly 29, 2016
So much detail… incredible!
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