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Uglich: St.Demetrios Church by Nightcitylights Uglich: St.Demetrios Church by Nightcitylights
Russia, Uglich, 2010-Jan-02

Uglich is a small town on the Volga river 200 km to the North off Moscow. It was founded in 937 (however there are some new findings at the territory of the city dated back to the 7th century).

Uglich had been the seat of a small princedom from 1218 until 1328 when the local princes sold their rights to the great prince of Moscow. As the border town of Moscow it was burnt several times by Lithuanians, Tatars and the grand prince of Tver. During the reign of Ivan the Terrible the city was developing rapidly. The local inhabitants helped the tsar to capture Kazan city by building a wooden fortress which was transported by the Volga all the way to Kazan.
The most famous event in the town's history took place on May 15, 1591 when the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible Dmitry 10-year old boy was found dead with his throat cut in the palace courtyard. His death precipitated the dynastic and political crisis known as the Time of Troubles as he was the last scion of the ancient Rurik dynasty.

In 1692 on the place where Dmitry had been killed a church was built. It is named St. Demetrios church "on blood". It is located on a hill right at the Volga river. Now the river is frozen (when I was taking the picture it was about -17C) and there is a chance to take a picture of the church from the river side.

On a trip with :iconrandomsearcher: :love:

Canon 40D, Tamron 17-50, ISO 160, F/11, hand-made HDR from 1/2 and 1.3 sec

The full gallery is here: [link]


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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
great lighting
PurplePoisonDust Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done! I love the colors, the composition and the atmosphere. Congrats! :D
little-spacey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
featured in my latest journal :)
please :+favlove: the article to get your work more exposure
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I have featured this image. [link] :sun:
Leben1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Wonderful place, wonderful atmosphere . . . you captured in this photo! Thank you!!!
Anya-Free Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Perfect!
aAveLi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
It is amazing.. it is like something from the fantasy world..
HikarinoChou Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful picture! :D
GitaKawaii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
this is BEAUTIFUL!

the lighting and the snow!!! wow
yodadude Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible composition and color, well done.
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