Church of St. Nicholas of Myra in Crimea
• The Church of St. Nicholas of Myra in Crimea
This is the highest and one of the youngest churches in Crimea. And, perhaps, the most unusual. Firstly, at the church of St. Nicholas of Myra is not a traditional dome. Instead, it is crowned by a gold cross church, under which the ball - the symbol of the Earth. Second, the church is a beacon - a ball under the cross constructed a lighthouse for ships. In the dark it glows.
In the third place, a temple, named after Nicholas Savior, dedicated to the memory of the dead sailors and travelers, and it is located below the museum of accidents on the water, which is part of the temple complex ...
The temple was built on a rock by the sea on the road Alushta Sudak. They built it in 2006 on the sponsorship funds.
Incidentally, it is interesting that the luminous night balloon modern unusualness of this temple is not limited. It also drive electric bells, rather than "hand-drawn" as is usually the case.
In the design of the church-lighthouse was attended by quite a well-known designers, decorators and painters.
Outside the temple has four sides of the light output, three of which are practically the same - with the colonnades, and the fourth, from behind the altar, as it should be unobtrusive and modest.
The main entrance.
At the entrance carved doors, behind which the interior of the church.
The interior is very nice.
In the design of the dome is actively used a nautical theme.
I do not know whether it's true or not, but according to rumors, the Orthodox church did not like, because it is not quite canonical and built more like a tourist attraction.