Dear Family and Friends,
This first Foto Friday is of a famous church in Moscow, Russia. It's official name is "Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat." It's popular name is Saint. Basil's Cathedral. It is located at one end of Red Square just outside the Kremlin.
I was told by a co-worker that when the architect finished building this church, the Tsar, Ivan "the terrible," had his eyes burned with a hot poker so that he could never recreate this building.
This church is in St. Petersburg. The official name is Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, it's popular name is Church of Spilled Blood because it is built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated and was dedicated to his memory.
Another photo is of the Yuriev Monastery just outside Novgorod, Russia.