PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (ST. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL)

St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral), is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral. It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. A world famous landmark it was the city’s tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.

Many times historic buildings are repurposed or transformed into something else (as was St. Basil’s) Think of another structure or landmark that remains in tribute to its past. Use it as your inspiration, or think of a new use of another existing  point of interest other that what it was meant to be. Be creative!