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onion dome

In Russian Orthodox church architecture, a bulbous dome which terminates in a point and serves as a roof structure over a cupola or tower.
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onion dome

In Russian Orthodox church architecture, a bulbous dome which terminates in a point and serves as a roof structure over a cupola or tower.
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Sounds of chanting chimed in with the bells as I entered the cathedral, typically Russian with its onion domes.
Bloomingdale's will work to preserve the character of the Medinah Temple by restoring the canopies and recreating the historic onion domes.
The roof structure is expressed as a dramatic cluster of bulbous onion domes, partly inspired by Louis Kahn and partly by the Spanish presence in Nicaragua.
I've always been fond of the wood churches in northern Russia; there are several terrific 18th-century ones on the island of Kizhi, in Lake Ortega, south of the White Sea - like the Cathedral of the Transfiguration, a strange barnlike edifice with a proliferation of tiered onion domes.
It's well worth the steep climb from the Lower Town to Upper Town to see the castle - although you can't go in - and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, with its typical Russian onion domes.
There's a good chance of snow putting a final fairytale touch to the walled old town, there are mediaeval merchant houses, secluded courtyards, cobbled streets, piercing church spires and the onion domes of the Russian-built Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
Finished in 1561, its brilliantly coloured onion domes are one of the great symbols of Russia and jaw droppingly impressive.
Churches may have been restored and rebuilt since 1989, their onion domes lavishly decorated with gold leaf, but all over the city other equally deserving historic buildings are being destroyed or mutilated.
What you'll see is a rooftop of onion domes denoting the Russian architectural influence on a building (formerly Cabaret Tehran) that now houses Romanov.