Moscow ~ Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary ~ neo-Gothic church built 1901-11 ~ closed in 1938 and threatened with demolition, it was used after the war as a warehouse, then a hostel ~ Following the fall of communism in 1991, it returned to being a church in 1996. Then a cathedral in 2002.
St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia! Such an amazing place! Legend has it that Tsar Ivan IV blinded the architect after completion of this masterpiece, so the architect could never create something so beautiful again. Ouch, way to say thanks for the hard work. Click through to continue reading!
Red Square in Moscow, Russian Federation. National Landmark. Built directly east of the Kremlin, Moscow’s historic fortress and the center of the Russian government, Red Square is home to some of the country’s most distinctive and important landmarks. Its origins date to the late 15th century, when the Muscovite prince Ivan III (Ivan the Great) expanded the Kremlin to reflect Moscow’s growing power and influence.