Tuesday, February 23, 2010

☞ ARCHITECTURE: Russian Holy Fathers Church

An Eastern Orthodox Church can be found just South of Trinity Cemetery at 526 West 153rd Street right off of Broadway. When we lived downtown, the sight of the domed churches in the East Village was not so uncommon but they are quite rare uptown. The Russian Holy Fathers Church looks like it belongs in a small village in the old country and sits next door to a small frame house that serves as the rectory. The dome of the church has a bit of peeling paint on it but the soft turquoise color and the pastel hues still make it a standout in a sometimes drab city. The closest trains to this location are the 1 one at 157th Street or the C at 155th. Photos by Ulysses

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