Abandoned churches and frescoes in the Lipetsk region
Abandoned church and the frescoes in the Lipetsk region
Sometimes in a particular place simply turn off the highway, drive on the bumpy dirt road about a dozen kilometers - and suddenly, in the middle of the field of pure, as if from nowhere there is something very unusual ...
I'll start, perhaps, with his story of the temple, located in the village of Slobodka, Lebedyansky District Lipetsk region.
The arrival in the village was opened in 1771, and in 1876 on "the willing donation" and parishioners was built of stone, warm church. She had two thrones: the main, in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, and pridelnyh - Nativity of the Virgin.
Outwardly, the temple, perhaps, does not look too impressive.
But is it worth to go inside ...
Immediately hit the surviving frescoes preserved here in large numbers.
Such execution of the angels (with the faces of the wings) I have yet to meet.
The doors to the dining room.
I do not understand how the mind should be the person to spoil their inscriptions almost 250-year-old works.
Someone scribbled verses here.
Live, looks very nice. Like a sacrifice Isaac.
At the top - the face of Jesus Christ.
Once the church was used as a bulk cement storage, as evidenced by the large pieces of concrete, change the shape of the walls and floor.
Moses and the Ten Commandments.
on the altar of view.
Images that have survived from the top.
The sun's rays filtering through the window bars.
A general view of the interior space.
Finally go around the temple all around - and it's time to move on.
The tract Kuzminki. Kuzminki as a village known since the second half of the XVII century. The documents referred to 1670 "village Kuzminskaya landlords Fedor Ledeneva teammates." And in 1693 a landowner VP Verderevsky plundered peasants Slobodka villages Medvedeva, stolpnyj and Kuzminok.
On maps published in 1994 which you've marked "indulged.". Today officially this settlement does not exist.
However, it is here, among the nearly pure field stands the church of the Mother of God "The Sign" in 1822.
It was built at the expense of Mrs. P. Kosheleva and had three altars: the main - of Holy Virgin and pridelnyh - St. St.Elijah and communication. Nicholas.
Alas, the time and the lack of proper care take their toll. One of the four pillars of the northern facade tumbled and fell, she at the same time managing to remain intact.
For a simple village way was Kuzminka at the time, the emergence of such a structure was indeed a great event and holiday. The consecration of the temple, to which came the bishop himself, was held on May 22 on the day of St. Nicholas.
For the villagers had arranged a free lunch, they were presented with handkerchiefs and towels. Holiday festivities lasted until morning. The church was surrounded by a brick wall (dismantled in 1940 for the construction of the collective farm stables) with wrought iron gates and wickets. On the territory of planted trees, and later appeared burial notable inhabitants of the village and the surrounding villages.
Let's look inside. Apparently, the attempt to restore the temple, but no one is around and the doors were open.
The surviving frescoes. Time.
And the two. The rest, unfortunately, smeared.
During the construction of the bell tower on elegant suspended five bells, domes overshadowed golden crosses.
According to a hidden spiral staircase leads to the second tier.
Inside the well, very closely, so the narrow stairs, I have yet to meet. We climbed up there with difficulty.
Look up ...
... and at the sides.
Now bygone village arose on the site of an ancient causeway near the river Beautiful Sword, causing originally called Kuzmina Gatyu. This name is mentioned in the documents of the period of the Battle of Kulikov. Here, at Kuzmina Gati, once I stood in front of the camp commander Mamai battle.
Enjoy stunning views, we have gone further - there is still a lot of interesting!
Link to this album map, where you can see where the photos were taken.