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St. Casimirs Church

St. Casimir's Church

The Church of St. Casimir was built by the Jesuits in 1604-1635 but was destroyed by fire three times, which was cause for major reconstruction in 1750. Much of it was destroyed in 1812, when Napoleon's army used it as a granary. It became a Russian Orthodox church in the 19th century, when onion domes were added. It was used by the German army as a Lutheran church during World War I and then returned to the Jesuits. The Soviets used the church as a museum of atheism starting in 1963. It was reconsecrated in 1991.

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Stephanie14-Aug-2012 14:40
Impressive and beautiful! BV
John Hamers13-Aug-2012 10:22
Beautiful organ !! Wonderful light and tones !!V
Tom LeRoy24-Jun-2012 13:56
A fine shot of the organ pipes, the detail is amazing. V
Graeme21-Jun-2012 17:09
I love the details of these organ pipes, Helen. You have a great eye.BV
woody3421-Jun-2012 01:12
Superb shot of that beautiful organ..the perspective and detail are outstanding..
J S Quesada20-Jun-2012 23:47
Fabulous shot of this beautiful organ. Nice work. V
bill friedlander20-Jun-2012 23:42
Magnificent organ, must be the central attraction of the church. Super light and details. V
Chris Spracklen20-Jun-2012 23:24
Pin-sharp shot of this magnificent collection of pipes, Helen.
Great work! *V*