Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Russian Orthodox Church in West Jerusalem

Just before entering the modern area of West Jerusalem and a stone's throw from the town hall is the Russian Orthodox Church. Apparently a substantial corner of this area belonged to the Russian Colony, but ended up being sold by Stalin to the state of Israel for oranges. 

The interior, though ornate, has a lovely pigeon egg blue that compliments the gold.

And lots of cherubs! My daughter loved these. It was very difficult to contain her squeals of joy  - "baaaabies!"amid the concentrated worshippers.

Have a serene day!



  1. Oooh! You finally got there! And it looks like it was so worth the trip. Gorgeous photos.