Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Photograph by Izzet Keriba, IML Image Group
"Legend has it that St. Basil’s Cathedral’s beauty cost its architect his eyes. The Moscow monument was built between 1555 and 1561 by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate a victory over the Mongols, and he’s said to have blinded the architect so that he couldn’t create a rival masterpiece. The Russian St. Basil the Blessed lies interred within the church."

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
Photograph by Izzet Keriba, IML Image Group

"Legend has it that St. Basil’s Cathedral’s beauty cost its architect his eyes. The Moscow monument was built between 1555 and 1561 by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate a victory over the Mongols, and he’s said to have blinded the architect so that he couldn’t create a rival masterpiece. The Russian St. Basil the Blessed lies interred within the church."

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    Russia -one of the places I want to visit….totally on my bucket list :D
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    One of my favorite pieces of architecture.
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