Tuesday, July 26, 2011

St Nicholas Churches Around the World - Chernovtsy, Ukraine

St. Nicholas Church 
(Nikolaevskaya)
Chernovtsy, Ukraine
Images courtesy: Ukraine Travel Blog
This St. Nicholas church is located in the capital city of the Chernovtsy Oblast. The city is on the upper Prut River in the Carpathian foothills. Although not very old by Ukrainian standards - the church was built in 1939 - it's twisted domes make it very distinctive.
It actually has the nick name, The Drunk Church, something which I think might greatly amuse St. Nicholas!
Built in Neorominesc style it is definitely one of the more interesting St. Nicholas churches.
Very cooling and welcoming with its white and blue color against the backdrop of the beautiful Ukrainian sky. 
On this hot July day the snow is very refreshing too.

26 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I see why it is called the drunk church those upper twisted domes certainly look like that have had a night on the town, Haha. Beautiful building though. Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

How is Edward, we have heard nothing since his operation in March? They say no news is good news so I hope that is right now. Diane

Muhammad Israr said...

wow..what a nice architecture :)

BEAR's Mom said...

this is a beauty Ann
i'd love to be there right now :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Ola said...

very nice, a bit like in Greece but of course without the snow around:)

Lois Evensen said...

The traditional white and blue Greek colors are wonderful. I love the twisted domes. That's new to me!

Out on the prairie said...

What interesting towers.I like the blue roofs also.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ANN DARLIN'!!!! HOW ARE YOU?? I love the twisted domes here...how on earth did they do that!?

My fondest regards to you and sir Edward!!! Anita

Sara Bentley said...

Very refreshing, indeed! Love it's blue domes!

Dorothy said...

How unique! I can see why it's called the "Drunk" church. Hope you and Edward and your family are all well!

Erna said...

Once again gorgeous churches Ann..
Hugs
Erna

fernvalley01 said...

it is quite beautiful! the domes look differnt from each angle , sometimes leaning

imac said...

Fascinating post about the drunk Church my friend.

Mimi said...

Why are they twisted like that? Does it have something to do with snow? I find it interesting that it was built after the Communist rule, yes?

Ann said...

that is a beautiful church. Those twisted domes are fascinating. At first I thought I was imagining it then I read the text.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

Wonderful church and I like the blue domes with the white and against the blue sky and clouds.

Happy week
Carolyn

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ann
What a beautiful and interesting church! I hope all is well with you. Wishing you a wonderful week
Blessings,
Penny

troutbirder said...

I love those blue domes on so many of these churches. Also not to be picky but am astonished that a church could have been built in 1939 during the Stalin era.

Michele said...

something about the white and blue together makes it very crisp and lovely, truly inviting. not "drunk at all in my humble opinion! :) hope you are well. xo

BeadedTail said...

What a unique church! Love the architecture and the color of the domes! Hope all is well with Edward!

Stacey said...

it does exude a calm and it stands so stately in its location too. really beautiful! i hope all is well with you Ann! XX

PS. Thank you for the kind words re the hubby's absence too.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ANN DEAREST!!!

Oh you sweet person, you....you came to see me? These are busy summer days for everyone and I thank you for taking the time to visit with me. You are right, I was waiting for the right SPARKLING MOMENT to use that quote that GOD ENABLES THE CALLED.....and I am going through a THING with my writing at the moment. I feel called, and certainly UNABLE....but so afraid to swim. If I would only swim, I NOW HE WOULD ENABLE ME...but for some strange reason, I am afraid this week to post anything! I am afraid of loosing my followers. I am afraid of posting a dud!!!!!! I may need a break? Either way, I want to thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!

Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are so kind to come and encourage me....I am not sure...the feeling I have is to take a break, but something keeps tugging at me! THANK YOU ANN FOR YOUR KINDNESS!!!! Anita

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Ms. Ann, Madi here please tell that handsome Edward I said hello.

Mom likes the domes and all the different levels of each. She said the twisted vertical pieces on each dome give it a very interesting look,
Hugs Madi and Mom

Krystal said...

ooo it's very pretty!! looks like it's somewhere tropical almost

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ann
Thank you for your sweet words.. I am so happy you enjoyed Eloise.
I have been having computer problems, wanted to let you know in case I am quiet on the other end. Seems to be ok right now.
Blessings,
Penny