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Naslednik Norvezhskiy

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Re: Saint Basil's Cathedral
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2010, 08:45:15 PM »
The exterior is absolutely fantasticly festive, so actually visiting it was quite a shock, as the numerous chapels inside are very bare, cold and cramped!

But I was struck by the same thing inside the Kremlin too. It really was a culture shock to see that the Tsars' coronation cathedral, although lavisly decorated, was quite small and cramped, compared to a West European cathedral.