Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

Stretching far above the rooftops of the other buildings in the town’s historic center, the cathedral dominates the landscape of Strasbourg and is an iconic monument in the Alsace region. The second highest cathedral in France, with its single spire reaching 142 meters, took more than three centuries to build, having been constructed between 1050 […]

Moscow: St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square

Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century, St. Basil’s consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation. The most impressive and recognizable feature of the cathedral is its brightly colored domes. Its irregular shape and iconic colors create an effect that makes the cathedral seem as if it were popping out of […]