Hi everyone! We're hard at work trying to keep our community clean, so if you see any spam, please report it here and we'll review ASAP!  Thanks a million!
4,788 Users Online
  • 640,129,772 Downloads
  • 1,696,349 Wallpapers
  • 1,565,068 Members
  • 12,971,712 Votes
  • 5,965,287 Favorites
Upload Wallpapers

Categories

View All (65)
Amusement Parks (1,966)
Ancient (3,937)
Bridges (6,355)
Farms (1,271)
Houses (17,960)
Lighthouses (3,256)
Medieval (3,945)
Modern (4,291)
Monuments (2,753)
Religious (7,476)
Skyscrapers (3,779)
Other (15,355)
Downloads: 640,129,772
Architecture Walls: 49,184
All Wallpapers: 1,696,349
Tag Count: 9,948,936
Comments: 1,959,854
Members: 1,565,068
Votes: 12,971,712

4,788 Users Online
45 members, 4,743 guests
allHaynearme, andrewpaul9005, arger, baccarat999, bayjudo59, beeners3, billiejo54, budweiser7, carmenmbonilla, cathyb, CHUNSA, creditmonkeyhi, Cryptos, davidabra000, dewblouse1, epochplane7, ESuzeAnderson, Gordon173, grandma_gingerbread, graymask65, hueysgirl, jughead67, lane12, latexcase3, liertwist6, linamartunko, madpainterken, martinez65g, mdmusahouse2, minimoreez, peonynylon7, petseat0, quartzsubway2, Shadowin, Shyann, svharvey, SylvieEymas, tatjana_pfc, thetatradingco8, thorp, titibird, walterluiz82, Wayfarer, weedhomies, Wiresawmachine
Most users ever online was 150,759 on 9/11/14.
Get your weekly helping of fresh wallpapers!

Leave us feedback!
Support This Site

St Basil's - a different view

St Basil's - a different view - museum, architecture, history, russia, st basils cathedral, heritage, cathedral
Flag This WallpaperAdd to FavoritesEnlarge Wallpaper
Wallpaper Description:
The famous St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible and built on the edge of Red Square between 1555 and 1561. Legend has it that on completion of the church the Tsar ordered the architect, Postnik Yakovlev, to be blinded to prevent him from ever creating anything to rival its beauty again.

In modern times, St. Basil's came very close to falling victim to Stalin, who resented that it prevented his soldiers from leaving Red Square en masse. But the architect Baranovsky stood on the cathedral's steps and threatened to cut his own throat if the masterpiece was destroyed and Stalin relented (but punished Baranovsky with five years in prison).

More recently, St. Basil's Cathedral has suffered significant damage from weather and neglect. It was not until the Millennium that funds were allocated to restore its foundations and flaking surfaces.
KentOne Uploaded by KentOne on . St Basil's - a different view - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: St Basil's - a different view. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 431128. The famous St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible and built on the edge of Red Square between 1555 and 1561. Legend has it that on completion of the church the Tsar ordered the architect, Postnik Yakovlev, to be blinded to prevent him from ever creating anything to rival its beauty again.

In modern times, St. Basil's came very close to falling victim to Stalin, who resented that it prevented his soldiers from leaving Red Square en masse. But the architect Baranovsky stood on the cathedral's steps and threatened to cut his own throat if the masterpiece was destroyed and Stalin relented (but punished Baranovsky with five years in prison).

More recently, St. Basil's Cathedral has suffered significant damage from weather and neglect. It was not until the Millennium that funds were allocated to restore its foundations and flaking surfaces.
Rating: 4.6

Wallpaper Comments (9)

surfer
Posted by surfer on 09/12/10 at 01:19 PM
Beautiful Cathedral, I hope this never sinks!:P
KarlaJKitty
Posted by KarlaJKitty on 08/30/10 at 12:45 AM
Love this type of architecture!
1fd
=^..^=
Entropy
Posted by Entropy on 08/22/10 at 05:55 PM
Open says a me! 1FD :)
Monarch
Posted by Monarch on 08/21/10 at 06:03 PM
Best picture of this cathedral I have seen +1 and d
cap81122
Posted by cap81122 on 08/21/10 at 03:02 PM
Absolutely fabulous!!! Looks like a fairy castle!!!
sweetwitchy
Posted by sweetwitchy on 08/21/10 at 02:44 PM
Excellent!! Amazing architecture! Reminds me of Aladdin :D 1fd
vallanna
Posted by vallanna on 08/21/10 at 07:47 AM
Wonderful picture of St. Basil. Thanks!
YellowForever
Posted by YellowForever on 08/20/10 at 05:40 AM
Very nice :) +1
OuTTa_My_H3aD
Posted by OuTTa_My_H3aD on 08/20/10 at 02:07 AM
Very beautiful :)
Advertisement
Do you like this wallpaper?
Yes
+27
 
No
Download It!
Advertisement

Wallpaper Statistics

Total Downloads: 1,101
Times Favorited: 13
Uploaded By: KentOne
Date Uploaded: August 20, 2010
Filename: St-Basil.jpg
Original Resolution: 1600x1200
File Size: 960.72KB
Category: Medieval

Share this Wallpaper!

Embedded:
Forum Code:
Direct URL:
(For websites and blogs, use the "Embedded" code)