onion dome


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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.
See also: Dome

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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6 -- color) Downtown Skagway presents a mix of frontier storefronts and onion domes, reflecting a marriage of the town's Russian and gold rush heritage.
The onion dome, reached by a narrow spiral staircase, is the bathroom, which houses a sunken bath.
Thanks in part to the post-war establishment of an open-air museum at Kizhi, where 87 wooden buildings are assembled around two original 18th-century wooden churches with astonishing superstructures of timber onion domes (Fig.
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.
The holy mountain rose in the distance and we turned back to return parallel to the shore and marvel at the monasteries, some like castles with rugged battlements, others with spires or onion domes.
The cathedral was impressive, though I preferred the smaller Russian Church, with its onion domes.
Moscow's iconic landmarks such as the spires of the Kremlin towers or the onion domes of Orthodox churches were rendered invisible as a heavy smog hung over the city after the worst heatwave in decades broke out in July.
The city's most famous landmarks like the spires of the Kremlin towers or the onion domes of Orthodox churches were largely invisible from a distance as Muscovites wheezed their way through the smog into work.
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.
No onion domes, no medieval spires, no falcons cutting across the grey skies.
Skyscrapers emerge seemingly overnight, dwarfing the city's onion domes.