Wednesday, May 25, 2011

church of the ascension

My thanks to the Russian postcrosser who sent this pretty view of the Church of the Ascension, built in 1532 on the Kolomenskoye estate near Moscow and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church, a dazzling piece of architecture with a tent-like spire, is thought to have been patterned after the hipped-roof wooden churches of rural Russia. The card came with a fabulous assortment of stamps.