Sean's Mid-Life Crisis World Tour travel blog

The Church of the Resurrection Built on Spilt Blood from the main...

...and from the adjacent park.

A view from the park entrance.

External detail.

External detail.

External detail.

External detail.

Internal detail.

Internal detail.

Internal detail.

Looking up at the main central dome.

Looking up at one of the four corner domes, which are a...

...and a corner dome detail...

...another corner dome detail...

...and another corner dome detail...

...and the final corner dome detail...

A close up to show that they really are mosiacs!


The Church of the Resurrection Built on Spilt Blood will definitely not be to everyone’s tastes, but it is impossible not to admire the dedication and craftsmanship that has gone into the building, and hence it has its own post.

The exterior of the building is impressive enough, but once you enter the church the decorations are fabulous. Every surface above 2.0m has been decorated in an extravagant and opulent style, and I mean every surface; walls, column faces, curved domes and ceilings are all covered in artwork depicting various stories and people from the Bible. However, the astounding fact is that they are all mosaics, and not painted!

My photos do not do the place any justice, but it’s the best I could do.



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