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The many faces of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
07-JUN-2012

The many faces of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Built 1894-1900 under the order of Tsar Nicholas III, this Russian Orthodox cathedral was truly magnificent both inside and out. Unfortunately, photos were prohibited (as seems to be the case with most churches in Tallinn) and the exterior is undergoing restoration.

I hiked up the hill so many times to try to get the "perfect" shot of this cathedral -- my favorite building in Tallinn -- that I decided to post some of them so the effort won't have been in vain ;-). I'm not sure any of them was perfect, although the first one I posted is still my favorite http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/143889955

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/400s f/13.0 at 32.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Tom LeRoy20-Jul-2012 11:25
Well, You have really done a fine job here. This is a perfect shot. Wonderful detail and color. Spot on composition. V
Jola Dziubinska20-Jul-2012 10:27
Gorgeous architecture, perfect pov and light, Helen. V.