Kolomenskoe Park (cmrs)

Kolomenskoe Park
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Kolomenskoe Park, Church of the Ascension
Wooden Gate Tower
      
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Wooden Gate Tower
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Wooden Gate Tower
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Church of the Ascension
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Church of the Ascension
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Church of the Ascension
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Church of St. George
      
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Church of St. George
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The Falcon Tower(Water)
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Church of St. George
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Church of St. George
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Church of St. George
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Church of St. George
      
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Church of St. George
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Church of St. George
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Kolomenskoe Park, The Pavilion
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The Front Gate
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The Front Gate
      
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The Front Gate
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The Front Gate
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The Front Gate
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The Front Gate
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Mead Brewery
      
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The Front Gate
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The Front Gate
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan
      
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan
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Foundations, Service Buildings
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Foundations, Service Buildings
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Foundations, Service Buildings
      
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St. Saviour's Gate
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St. Saviour's Gate
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St. Saviour's Gate
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Peter the Great's Cabin
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Peter the Great's Cabin
      
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For Peter the Great
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Bratsk Stockade Tower
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Bratsk Stockade Tower
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Kolomenskoe Park
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Bee Keeper's Facilities
      
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Bee Keeper's Facilities
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Bee Keeper's Facilities
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Bee Keeper's Facilities
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Bee Keeper's Facilities
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Bee Keeper's Facilities
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Kolomenskoe Park
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The village of Kolomenskoe was founded in 1237 by refugees from Kolomna, although archaeological traces have been found here of pre-Slavic civilizations dating back over 2,500 years.  In the 15th-17th centuries the village became first a Grand Prince's and then the Tsar's estate.  Peter the Great was brought here for his own safety during the insurrection of 1682, and began his studies here.  Later, Alexander I studied here on his way to Moscow with his grandmother, Catherine the Great.  In 1923, a museum was founded here that went on to become the Museum of Wooden Architecture.  Between 1930 and 1959, various examples were brought from all across Russia to Kolomenskoe, including Peter the Great's little house from Arkhangelsk.  Kolomenskoe remained a normal village until 1985, when it became a museum and park complex, after which all the residents were resettled, and the historic buildings extensively overhauled.  The chief attraction of the park is undoubtedly the stone Church of the Ascension of the Lord.  It was constructed in 1529-1532 by order of Tsar Vasily III to commemorate the birth of his son and heir, Ivan the Terrible.  Its unique blend of architectural styles has been attributed to the copying of much older wooden ecclesiastical architecture and to early influences from Italy.  Its asymmetrical structure is formed from an octagonal base topped by a soaring tented roof.  Other highlights include the Church of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan built under Aleksei II in 1644.  Further into the park, in the wildest area and surrounded by an ancient cemetery, is the equally charming Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, built by Ivan the Terrible to mark his coronation.

Reference/s: http://www.moscow.info/parks/kolomenskoe-park.aspx

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