Russia is so culturally rich and different from what I expected. Moscow being the capital had so many architecturally interesting buildings to see which all offered interesting stories as to how they came to be. Any of you had the chance to visit Russia? What was your most remarkable experience? Share in the comments!⠀
This is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior which was first built in 1882 and took more than 40 years to build. It was later destroyed in 1931 on the order of the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin to make way for a Palace of the Soviets. Construction of the palace started in 1937 but was halted in 1941 when the Germans invaded the Soviets during WWII. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the cathedral was rebuilt between 1995 and 2000. Although the bridge seen on the left offered some beautiful light decorations, it made it impossible to capture the cathedral from where I really wanted but I managed to get to this vantage point after pulling out my acrobatics skills to climb on this closed off platform. All in all, I'm happy with the way this shot came out.