The Church on the Blood

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A photo journey.

Yekaterinburg, Russia in November 2018.

Храм-на-Крови / The Church on the Blood

Construction on this church finished in 2003. The Romanov family was killed in the basement of a building here in 1918.
Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra.

Музей Святой Царской Семьи / Museum of Holy Tsar Family

This museum is next door to the church.
Impressive artwork around the staircases!
Written in Old Russian.
Easter 1916 calendar from her Majesty Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
Meeting room with photos of the patriarchs.

The church was incredibly somber. The museum had a lighter feel. People spoke louder, the coat check woman almost smiled. A little girl was screaming “Нет, нет!” at her parents as they tried to put the бахилы on her shoes. “Shhh,” they tried to calm her down. “This isn’t the hospital, it’s just a museum.

4 Responses

  1. Alexandra Antohin
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    Beautiful photos, including the museum that you managed to survive 😉 Would love to visit one day.

    • Katherine
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      You caught me at a museum! 🤣🤣🤣 My cover is blown! Anyway, it’d be awesome if we could visit this place together. 🙂

  2. David Emerling
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    Old Russian art always creeps me out a bit. There’s something dark and ominous in their art that is reflective of their history and culture.

    • Katherine
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      Yes, it’s definitely very somber art. Thanks for your comment, David!

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