The magnificent Grade-II listed church, which boasts delightful domes, marble pillars, chandeliers and stained glass windows, was built in the neo-Byzantine
style by Henry Sumners.
While many new buildings had modern elements from then on, Greek Orthodox churches were still mainly built in the neo-byzantine
Yet, as is clear from Vasileios Marinis' illuminating essay on the neo-Byzantine
Greek icon painter Fotis Kontoglou (1895-1965), tradition is equally important.
The result, finished in 1935, is convincingly neo-Byzantine
and appropriate in scale, with good colours and well-drawn angels and other figures.
splendor contrasts with the static that nearly occludes the degraded footage of Roth reading his poetry, a tribute to that artist's own half-rotten works.
The city has many significant historic buildings, such as the neo-Byzantine
Aleksander Nevski Church with its bold gold dome and striking Sveta Nedelya Cathedral, admired for its vibrant murals and an equally colourful history.
But only four of its five neo-Byzantine
pavillions, arranged around an enormous Italianate clock tower, were ever built before the pounds 250,000 budget ran out.
Westminster Cathedral London's only example of neo-Byzantine
architecture and the principal Roman Catholic church offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky.
And towering above everything is the awesome neo-Byzantine
Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica.
The first is the huge neo-Byzantine
basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Montmartre, built at the behest of devout Catholics as an act of expiation for the sins that had led to France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 and the sacrilegious excesses of the Parisian Communards during their uprising in 1871.
It was fitting that an exhibition of his work, titled Neo-Byzantine
Redneck, included displays of plastic kitsch alongside a DNA sample in a reliquary constructed of wood and copper, with a glass vial holding unspecified bodily fluid.
Not to be missed is the Alexander Memorial Church which is an impressive neo-Byzantine
building right in the heart of the city commemorating the czar who drove out the Turks in the 19th century.