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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

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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Very beautiful!
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
great lighting
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PurplePoisonDust Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done! I love the colors, the composition and the atmosphere. Congrats! :D
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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
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I have featured this image. [link] :sun:
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:iconleben1:
Leben1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Wonderful place, wonderful atmosphere . . . you captured in this photo! Thank you!!!
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:iconanya-free:
Anya-Free Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Perfect!
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aAveLi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
It is amazing.. it is like something from the fantasy world..
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HikarinoChou Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful picture! :D
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GitaKawaii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
this is BEAUTIFUL!

the lighting and the snow!!! wow
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yodadude Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible composition and color, well done.
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RosesAndViolets Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this church. reminds me of how much I want to travel to Europe :D
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NightSheep Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love to see you are back and active again! Love to see your photo's!
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate!
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dtredici Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beutiful!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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:iconlife-for-sale:
Life-For-Sale Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful place and a great picture, I love it!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to see it again
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)))
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DanStefan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Photographer
Beautiful ! Congratulations
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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DanStefan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Photographer
Congratulations for your works
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   Photographer
Lovely work!
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MSimpsonPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your image here! [link] :hug:
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earthlab Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazingly beautiful
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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mslusar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Gorgeous shot and amazing colors! :heart:
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Many thanks!
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Tazzy-Tazzle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
This is so stunning! Looks like a fairytale! :love:
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
It is a fairytale :) Thank you!
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Kittihawk11 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
This is an incredible shot. Such beauty. Thank you so much for adding a history.:)
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Many thanks :)
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Russiarules1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
That is one of the most beatiful churchs I have ever seen.
ROSSIYA!
POCCNR!
RUSSIA!
RUSIA!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Muchas gracias amigo!
Saludos desde Moscu :wave:
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:iconrussiarules1:
Russiarules1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Gracias a ti, tus fotos son impresionantes!
Saludos desde Mexico

Thatnks to you, your pictures are impresive!
Greetings from Mexico
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Russiarules1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Thanks*
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kolkhoznik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Это красиво!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
???????!
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:iconde-mose:
De-mose Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Сжечь, сжечь, сжечь ее! :D
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconlastick:
lastick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Был в Угличе летом, но не приходилось быть зимой. Спасибо за такую красивую зиму!
:snowflake: :snowflake: :snowflake:
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
?? ???? ??????? ?? ??? :) ???? ? ?????? ???????? ? ???? ???? ????!
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:iconlastick:
lastick Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
what-what? :D
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Что-то у меня гугл хром стал глючить :(
Я говорю, что за зиму красивую спасибо не мне :D Она и правда в этом году солнечной и красивой была. Что касается Углича, то мне там понравилось и летом, и зимой :)
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silverwolf1994 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
klasno! i used to live in Ufa
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Spasibo :)
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zveruwka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
потрясающе
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Спасибо!
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aismi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Классно!
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