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!

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

  1. William Preston

    THE D-DAY MEMORIAL AT OMAHA BEACH

    It started here.
    The long campaign
    began at last:
    the fight was over

    a bit of beach
    and cliffs too near
    for life to be.
    The springtime clover

    asked, Was there gain?
    Or were the soldiers
    but mere detritus,
    the war’s stark stover?

    The ground holds pain;
    the price was dear.

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  2. July 29 – St. Basil Cathedral

    The Protection of Ft. Pickens

    History oozes from every brick
    Every cannon and bunker
    And if you listen closely
    You may hear the voices
    Of the men that served here
    And the battles that raged

    The largest of four forts
    Protecting Pensacola Bay
    Never a Confederate Flag raised
    Though in the deep South
    Now survives as a state park
    Very much worth a visit

    Not exactly on the beaten path
    But should be on every itinerary

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  3. Changing Times

    Distinction of being tallest
    structure until 1600-St. Basil’s
    Cathedral, gracing Red Square
    in Moscow.

    Empire State Building, tallest
    structure in New York City
    until 1973, when the World
    Trade Center opened.

    St. Basil’s became a museum.
    A memorial was built to those
    who perished in the World
    Trade Center, 2001. It was replaced
    with an even larger building.

    Somehow, that empty, gaping hole
    remained untouched for years.
    The new building, for many,
    only symbolizes how quickly
    a large number of human beings
    can lose their lives. I still
    see the emptiness.

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  4. connielpeters

    In Residence

    Artists and writers
    Can apply
    To win a week
    At the old fire tower
    Among the
    Mountain lions
    Coyotes
    And bears.
    Oh, my.

    No thank you.

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  5. Chocolate Church

    It is not chocolate
    (don’t try eating peeling paint).
    It is not a church.
    It’s home to community –
    a theatre for thespians.

    Copyright © Hannah Gosselin 2015

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