Friday, April 2, 2010
Russia - Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
Sent by Marinella from Russia. It shows the Church of Ascension in Kolomenskoye, a former royal estate situated several miles to the south-east of Moscow city-centre, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna (hence the name).
The Church of the Ascension is of great town-planning importance. It dominates the surrounding architectural and natural structures and unites all the elements of the estate. It is also a unique architectural and artistic monument as one of the earliest tent-roofed churches in Russia and as such the progenitor of subsequent architecture.
... and thanks for the beautiful stamps.