Category Archives: Churches & monasteries

Prokudin-Gorskii’s Uglich

The rising of the Volga

Church of the Prophet Elijah, Yaroslavl

Extraordinary 17th-century frescoes


A handsome city with a pleasing mix of architectural styles

On the water

From Moscow to St Petersburg, via canal, lake and river

Inside the Kremlin walls

The architecture inside the Kremlin never fails to impress


Home of the unfortunate Dmitry…


At last I got to visit the island of my dreams…

The other Holy Family

Venerating the Romanovs

Mstera lacquer painting

We admire the skill of the hospitable Mstera artists


Suzdal in evening light is a magical place