As the steam fills the onion dome
and spirals, any particles and dust will drop back into the water.
The onion dome
, reached by a narrow spiral staircase, is the bathroom, which houses a sunken bath.
IT COULD be the coils of incense wafting from thuribles, or perhaps the sight of men spinning furiously on their heels, but as the sun dips below the onion domes
of Omdurman's mosques, I'm beginning to feel quite dizzy.
1 RED SQUARE, MOSCOW The country's iconic square didn't get its name from the colour of its politics but because Saint Basil's Cathedral, with its colourful onion domes
, was described as Krasnaya, which means both beautiful and red in Russian.
The onion domes
on the old Russian Orthodox churches are an absolute giveaway.
We ended the day at the Cathedral of Spilled Blood with its distinctive coloured onion domes
on the roof.
This square was originally a czarist parade ground near the Neva River, overshadowed since the late nineteenth century by the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a florid, polychrome structure of asymmetrical onion domes
. In his design, Rudnev broke with these dominating surroundings completely, creating instead an antihierarchical space, a monument without monumentality--a burial ground for those killed in street fighting, a processional route for revolutionary events, and a place that could connect the victorious workers of Petrograd to the failed revolutionaries of the past.
I buy my ticket at a kiosk and start humbly with a tour of several cathedrals, which look stunning on cold winter days with the sun radiating off their golden onion domes
. My favorite was the Cathedral of the Dormition, a Russian Orthodox church almost minimalist with its neutral gray walls and simplicity.
The stage was covered in thick carpets and red minarets with gold onion domes
On Christmas Eve, Santa writes, "Which is packed tighter, / the sack full of toys or the / red suit full of me?" Through illustrations that are a wonder to study--from Santa's palatial cabin, with its ornate onion domes
, to the blue, lunar landscape of the frozen North-artist Chuck Groenink provides a visionary take on the kingdom of Claus.
It's built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 and has colourful Russian Orthodox enamel onion domes
on the outside and golden mosaics inside.
"We wanted to create something that talks about its place, but without the kitsch and pastiche," Middleton says, adding: "We avoided onion domes