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Blue and Gold

turquoise and gold church domes

Blue and Gold

Barely a wisp of a cloud in the sky behind the turquoise-finish domes of Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in Carnegie, the three-bar crosses finished with bright gilt. They just finished the “finish” last fall and it still looks brand new.

One dome really is taller and larger than the other, and note that it also has a lightning rod attached.

Here is a post from this spring of both Eastern Rite churches on Mansfield Avenue in Carnegie: Domes. These same domes look a little more saturated blue in the spring sunlight than they do here in the summer afternoon.

2 responses

  1. have you been inside it? Orthodox churches are the coolest churches inside. Specially if it has a crypt. so creepy but so…. epic in honour.

    August 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    • Yes, I have been inside–I have family members who attend each church. They are indeed spectacular inside, but no crypts; they were built less than 100 years ago, so there’s not all the mysterious stuff in them.

      August 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm

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