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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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Sophia Square in Kiev, or tour the magnificent 11th-century onion-domed church of the same name, without learning just how much Russia and Ukraine have influenced each other over the centuries -- and today will be no different.
The onion-domed landmark is just outside of the Kremlin and was named after a homeless dissident who stood up and spoke out against Czar Ivan the Terrible.
3), commissioned in 1926 and representing a timeless, quintessentially Russian townscape complete with onion-domed churches and medieval-style walled enclosures.
The 'Venice of the north' is truly splendid - canals, Renaissance architecture, gilded palaces and magnificent onion-domed churches, all topped off by the jewel in the crown, the Hermitage Museum, with three million works of art.
The 'Venice of the north' is truly splendid: canals, Renaissance architecture, gilded palaces and magnificent onion-domed churches, all topped off by the jewel in the crown, the Hermitage Museum, with three million works of art.
BEAUTIFUL The onion-domed Dom (Cathedral) in Munich - a city renowned for Bavarian, Romanesque, Venetian and neo-Gothic architecture, beer gardens and the stunning Olympic Park and stadium.; SHOPPING DELIGHTS The city centre's market - Viktualienmarkt - is a mecca for the shopper.
500 North Street is the 1890 onion-domed 19th Ward meeting house, now an amateur playhouse.
1SOLL, AUSTRIA From PS315pp When it comes to postcard-pretty Tyrolean villages, this resort, set around an onion-domed church, takes some beating.
It runs along the beach at Brighton, not far from the onion-domed pavilion built in 1815 for the Prince Regent, later King George IV.