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Assumption Cathedral was built Mstislav Izyaslavich, Prince of Vladimir-Volynsky and, later Grand Prince of Kiev and was dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. The church's dome and vaults rest upon six cruciform piers, a structural solution similar to the one in the church of St. Cyril's Monastery in Kiev, suggesting that it was erected by builders from Kiev. The walls of the church had harmonious arches on pilasters with frescoes which were completed after the church's consecration in 1160. The church became the cathedral of the Diocese of Volhynia, which had been established in 992 as the first diocese in the area. To celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the diocese a memorial cross was erected near the cathedral.

The cathedral was the burial place of princes, boyars, and the bishops. Under the church there are 6 crypts with the tombs of two bishops and many noble persons. The crypt is also the burial place of Mstislav Izyaslavich. The tomb was ravaged by the hordes of Batu Khan but later it reconstructed.

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K@rin on September 7, 2012

Hello dear Irina

Wonderful historical cathedral captured brilliantly in the lovely morninglight enhancing the delightful heavenly blue color,

very interesting to read all your attached information ,

Fabulous photo , Like and YS 1 ,

warm greetings and happy weekend to you

*Irina* on September 7, 2012

Hello dear Karin!

Great thanks for the lovely comments to this photo with 2L.

This church is the famous church in Ukraine, That day was a warm summer weather, we had a little trip over country and we've with pleasure visited this old church to make a some photos of it.

Happy weekend to you too, Irina

Alexey Makhin on September 7, 2012

Добрый вечер, Ирина!

Прекрасный вид, величественные здания, умиротворенная атмосфера... Что еще нужно фотографу для чудесного кадра! :)

Хороших выходных!

Л2Ф2, с уважением, Алексей

*Irina* on September 7, 2012

Большое спасибо, Алеша, мне очень приятно, кстати это один из старейших храмов Украины, Успенський собор, его появление датируется 1160 годом..

Приятных выходных, Ирина

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on September 7, 2012

Very beautiful.. LK.. Greetings...

Lancil8 on September 7, 2012

Very wonderful church & brilliant capture! L + F! :)) Friendly greetings from Italy, Lancil8.

Buts Yuri on September 8, 2012

Очень красивое фото храма, Ирина! Нравится 5! С наилучшими пожеланиями, Юрий.

JOSE on September 8, 2012

Beautiful photo! well done!!

LIKE 6 and F 4

Best wishes from Spain, Jose!

Ladush on September 8, 2012

Какие сказочные цвета! Очень удачная композиция, Ируся. Хороших тебе выходных!

rOberto on September 8, 2012

Beautiful and perfect. I like it much! Friendly greetings Roberto

Jawed Hasan on September 8, 2012

Excellent shot
greetings, Jawed

Igor Belov (belovka) on September 8, 2012

Отличная фотография, прекрасный Храм. Нравится. Спасибо.

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on September 8, 2012

Excellent image, superb colors. LIKE11.

Greetings from Sweden, Leif.

Станислав Рубан on September 8, 2012

Ирочка! Великолепный храм! Интересная композиция! L12 С дружеским приветом и пожеланиями успехов, Станислав.

Eliseo.mc on September 8, 2012

Irina: preciosa luz y color en esta catedral ucraniana.

LIKE 13.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Elemér on September 8, 2012

Spectacular, beautiful photo! L


~Marlene~ on September 8, 2012

Wonderful composition & color, beautifully framed! Like

Best regards, Marlene

JC EBY © NO VIEWS! on September 8, 2012

Very wonderful church!!


Greetings, Jean-Claude

mauro1968 on September 8, 2012

Bellissima composizione con colori meravigliosi, LIKE! Ciao Irina, ti invio i migliori e sinceri saluti con una buona domenica, un abbraccio, MAURO :-)))

acusticalennon on September 9, 2012

Preciosa imagen y arquirectura, Like, saludos cordiales

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  • Uploaded on September 7, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by *Irina*
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T200
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 08:05:49
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash