PHOTO: Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg

PHOTO: Smolny Cathedral and Convent, St. Petersburg, Russia

Smolny Cathedral and Convent was built to house Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, after she was banned from succession to the throne

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Smolny Cathedral and Convent was built to house Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, after she was banned from succession to the throne. The Baroque cathedral was named Smolny – ‘tar’ in Russian – for the tar pits that once occupied the site where it now stands.

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