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Church of St. Paraskeva
15-JUN-2012

Church of St. Paraskeva

The site of this small Russian Orthodox church, built in 1865, has a long history. In the mid-14th century, a duke built a church for his Orthodox wife here, on what had once been a pagan sanctuary. At the beginning of the 18th century, Peter the Great baptized a 9-year-old African slave named Hannibal, later to become Major-General Abram Petrovich Hannibal (1696-1791), the great-grandfather of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. (From "DR Eyewitness Travel: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania")

I recall going in, but no photos were allowed.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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Graeme15-Aug-2012 17:20
I love the way you capture beautiful churches, Helen. BV
Jola Dziubinska15-Aug-2012 17:12
Great framing and details of this wonderful church. V.