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VLADIMIR

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Cathedral of St Dmitri, Vladimir. (1193-97) is noted for the elaborate stone carving. It was part of the palace area of Prince Vsyevolod III and was his family church. Vsyevolod built it in honor of his patron saint and the name of his new son. The carvings depict King David, Hercules, Alexander the Great and Vsyevolod himself.

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In front is the belfry built in 1810 to replace the 16th century building destroyed by lightning. In the rear is the Uspensky Cathedral built by Prince Andrei Yuryevich Bogolubski in 1160 as part of his development of his capital.

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Close view of the Uspenski Cathedral in Vladimir.

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Uspenski Cathedral (Dormition) in the convent of the Princess, built end of 15th century. The convent was founded in 1200-01 by Maria, the wife of Vsyevolod III. His second wife, Anna, is also burried in the cathedral.

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Church of St Nicetas built in 1762 with funds from Semon Lazarev, a local merchant.

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View of the Golden Gate from the side showing the butress added when they detached it from the city rampart, part of which is the dark mound on the right.

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View of the Uspenski Cathedral from a bridge over the Klyasma river far below the imposing bluff.

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The Golden Gate of Vladimir built by Prince Andrei Bogolubsky in 1158 to rival the gate of Kyiv.

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View of the Uspenski Cathedral

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Detail of the marvelous carving on the wall of the church of St. Dmitri.

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Another view of the Church of St. Dmitri.

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Monastery at Bogoliubovo as seen across the field from near the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. The bell tower dates from 1841 and the Cathedral of the Assumption dates from 1866 The remaining ruins of Andrei's palace is just to the right of the monastery..

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Andrei Bogolubski's palace at Bogolubovo outside Vladimir. He was killed here in 1174 by boyars from Suzdal -Rostov who disliked his dictatorial ways.

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Another view of Andrei Bogoluibski's palace and church.

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Close up of a section of Andrei Bogolubksi's palace

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The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl built by Andrei Bogolubiski in 1164 at the confluence of the Nerl and Klyazma rivers. view in winter

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The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl in late summer afternoon.

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The south and west sides of the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl.

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The south and east sides of the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl.

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Interior of the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl.

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Dramatic photo of storm over the church on the Nerl.

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The church on the Nerl at the Klyazma stands alone.

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View from another angle showing another side of the church.

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When winter comes the church blends into the snow.

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Not many visitors come during the winter.

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The church of St. Dmitri at dusk.

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The church of St. Dmitri next to administration building.

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