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May 13: Uspenski Cathedral

After months of intentions, I finally paid Uspenski a visit.

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There were some way baroque semi-rainclouds around that did some sprinkles on the walk over.

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Up the cathedral hill.

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The cathedral, drenched in sky drama.

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The apse.

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Rather impressive columns.

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Sun shenanigans.

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Votive candles; the surface is oiled.

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So much gold!

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Spying on a side spire.

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Saints in the shadows.

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The dome. The diffused sunlight is quite lovely.

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A group of Russian tourists coming to check it out.

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Sun reach.

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The brick craftsmanship is just spectacular.

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Raincloud vs. cathedral.

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The cathedral in the process of getting sprinkled on.

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Gold, copper, and bricks.

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The bell tower.

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It looks like a cloud! Wow!

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You can see the city panorama in the onions, a little.

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This is the back side of the big old brick wharfy building below Uspenski; this greenhouse/terrace construction was always rather intriguing.

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More bricks.

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Shadow bricks.

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The little park by the cathedral, getting all flowery.

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A glimpse of Aeolus and Luotsikatu.

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Some high contrast along Kruunuvuorenkatu.

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Back in Merisotilaantori, more weather contrast.