TARTU, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: TARTU USPENSKI CATHEDRAL

Construction of the Tartu Uspenski Cathedral started by the order of Peter I after the Northern War and it was consecrated in 1783. The church was established on the foundation of the Dominican Convent Church. It was initially built in the shape of a cross and was given its quadrangular shape in 1840.
Interesting facts: – a chapel to St Isidor, who died as a martyr, was established in the church in the course of its extension; โ€‘ the Bolsheviks killed 19 innocent people in the cellar of Krediidikassa 80 years ago. Their victims, archpriests Bleive and Berzhanitski, are buried in Uspenski Church. https://www.visitestonia.com/en/tartu-uspenski-cathedral-of-the-estonian-apostolic-orthodox-church

15jan22 Tartu, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น: CATHEDRAL, STATUE, AND TOWER

Vilnius Cathedral
The Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St. Ladislaus. The main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. Dedicated to Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus, the church is the heart of Catholic spiritual life in Lithuania.
Vilnius, Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น
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Gediminas was the founder of Trakai and Vilnius, and one of the most famous rulers of ancient Lithuania. Gediminas lived from 1275 to 1341 and ruled the Grand Duchy of Lithuania for 25 years. He moved the capital of Lithuania from Trakai to Vilnius. He was best known as a diplomat who drew Europe’s attention to Lithuania. It was in Gediminas’ letters to Western Europe in 1323 that first mention the name of Vilnius. This date is now considered to mark the beginning of Vilnius. (govilnius)
Vilnius, Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น
Gediminas’ Tower is the only surviving part of that castle built by Gediminas.
Built 1409.

NARVA, ESTONIA: RESURRECTION & LIBERATION

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜พ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ก. ๐™€๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™Š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™™๐™ค๐™ญ ๐˜พ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™‹๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ 1890 ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ 1896 ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™œ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™†๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™๐™ค๐™ก๐™ข ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ. ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™š. ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™ž๐™š๐™ฉ. ๐™‹๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™ก. ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™™ ๐™–๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™; ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„โ€™๐™ข ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™€๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™–. ๐™๐™ฌ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™. ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.

*๐™๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ: ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™ค๐™ข๐™—๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™ฃ 1944 ๐™™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐™’๐™–๐™ง ๐™„๐™„.

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๐™‰๐™–๐™ง๐™ซ๐™–, ๐™€๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™– ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
๐™Ž๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง 2021
Alexander’s Churchย (Estonian:ย Aleksandri Suurkirik) is a church of theย Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Churchย inย Narva,ย Estonia. Narva Church’s original cornerstone was laid in summer 1881. It was congregated after Emperorย Alexander IIย in fall 1883, after his assassination earlier in spring. Alexander ll was theย Emperor of Russia,ย King of Congress Polandย andย Grand Duke of Finlandย from 2 March 1855 until hisย assassination. His most significant reform as emperor wasย emancipationย ofย Russia’s serfsย in 1861, for which he is known asย Alexander the Liberator. The church was consecrated on 9 June 1884. It was given cathedral statusย on 19 September 2000. (notes from wiki)

DINANT, BELGIUM ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช: THE COLLร‰GIALE NOTRE DAME DE DINANT

I love to experience solitude with historical icons.

I sat alone in The Collรฉgiale Notre Dame de Dinant, a gorgeous 13th-century Gothic cathedral situated on the River Meuse, for a good 20 minutes without another soul around. I was able to meditate upon everything Iโ€™m grateful for, one of those things being moments like this, when Iโ€™m utterly alone, apart from the entire human race coexisting with some incredible piece of history in some random part of the world…itโ€™s such a beautiful, weightless feeling.

Dinant, Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช 3aug19

AACHEN, GERMANY: AACHEN CATHEDRAL & CHARLEMAGNEย 

“Aachen Cathedral (German: Aachener Dom), known in English as the Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle, is a Roman Catholic Church. It is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe and was constructed by order of the Emperor Charlemagne, who was buried there after his death in 814. Groundbreaking occurred in 796.” wiki

31aug16. Aachen, Germany.

CUSCO, PERU: (Former Inca Empire)


Plaza de Armas

La Catedral De Cuzco

Built in 1945 by Christian Palestinians who were seeking refuge in Cuzco. This is their gift of gratitude to the town of Cuzco.

The Statue of Cristo Blanco (White Christ)

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Cuzco Before a RainstormTucked Away in a Courtyard off of Calle MarquesView of Cuzco from Qoricancha

ย OCT12. Cusco, Peru.ย