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Page 192 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1

Moir, Ethel, 1916, Document
of 161
Page 192 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 192 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 192 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 192 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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Page 192 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
A very interesting church is the Kazán Cathedral which is built in the form of a Cross. It is a national museum of battle trophies
& has a military aspect given it by the ensigns & eagles of Napoleon which are fixed to the walls & pillars, also the keys of 25 pillaged town (Hamburg, Rheims etc.) & countless old flags. Then it is the shrine of a widely celebrated holy picture, "The Lady of Kazán", to which the Russians have for long centuries attributed wonder-working power. We also went to see the Cathedral of St. Paul & St. Peter, where all the Russian emperors are buried. It is a dome-crown building. The pyramid of the very pointed gilded belfry is 400 ft high & at the point is an angel who bears a cross. Inside the spire is a clock which was brought from Cologne in 1760. Every hour it plays the
Russian hymn "Kol slaven" & once a day at noon, the national anthem. The interior contains the vault of the Imperial Family. A special building to the left of the Cathedral contains a boat which Peter the Great found in the village of Ismail in 1691 & is called "The grandfather of the Russian Fleet".
Away at the other end of the Nevsky from Isaacs is The Alexander Nevsky Monastry [Monastery] - the seat of the Archbishop of Petrograd. The Monastry [Monastery] is surrounded by walls & ditches & comprises 12 churches & many chapels.
1916
20.4 x 16.0 cm
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection