Photographer's Note

The Uspenski Cathedral was built in the Russian Byzantine style in 1862-1868. It was designed by Aleksei Gornostajev, and was styled after an old church built in the 16th century near Moscow in Russia. The bricks were brought from Bomarsund fortress in Åland which had been destroyed during the Crimean War in 1854. The dome is held by four monolithic granite pillars. Altogether, the cathedral has 13 golden onions which represent the number of the Christ and the Apostles. The Uspenski Cathedral is the biggest Orthodox church in western Europe.

The picture was taken from a boat to Sweden in the evening (about 4 PM).

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