One of the earliest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in RussiaErected next to the Chesme Palace, this small Russian Orthodox church commemorates Alexsei Orlov's 1770 victory over Turkish forces in the Bay of Chesme, in the Aegean Sea, during the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774. The church, built in Gothic Revival style and painted red and white has been compared to wedding cakes or candy canes. This style, introduced during Catherine the Great's time, shows the influence that English styles were having on Russian court architecture. For example, the lanterns on the roof are similar to those on the Gothic temple at Stowe House, part of the enormous family estate of Sir Richard Temple. Catherine's palaces and parks also reflected these English influences.
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Glorious filigree, finials and lanterns--or is it overdone?See St. Maclou in Rouen France and ask that same question.
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