Church spires at the magnificent Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev that was first founded in 1051. See more masterpiece images at the Weekly Photo Challenge. Advertisements
The Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is one of the city’s best known landmarks. This magnificent cathedral, a World Heritage Site, is named after the famous Hagia Sophia that was built in Constantinople in the 6th Century. Kiev’s version was laid down in 1037 and finished twenty years later. (Kongo visited Hagia Sophia in Istanbul in 2000) Built in the Byzantine style the cathedral still has mosaics and frescos from the 11th Century.