Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Russia - Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent
Sent by Svetlana from Russia. This postcard shows the view of Novodevitchiy Monastery in Moscow, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Novodevichy Convent is an outstanding example of an exceptionally well-preserved monastic complex, representing the Moscow Baroque style in the architecture of the late 17th century Apart from its fine architecture and decorative details, the site is characterized by its high town-planning values.The ensemble integrates the political and cultural nature of the existing World Heritage site of Moscow Kremlin. It is itself closely related to Russian Orthodoxy, as well as with Russian history, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries.