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Color photos of Suzdal in 1912

Suzdal is a small town with a population of about 10 thousand people located in the Vladimir region. This is one of the oldest towns in Russia, first mentioned in 999.

Let’s see how the town looked like 105 years ago, in 1912, when Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer known for his pioneering work in color photography, visited it. Photos by: Open research project “The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin-Gorsky”.

General view of Suzdal.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 1

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1222-1225) with a bell tower (1635).

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 2

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 3

Entrance gates of Prepodobenskiy Rizpolozhenskiy Monastery (1688).

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 4

Wall of Savior-Euthymius Monastery.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 5

Church of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 6

Pokrovsky Convent.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 7

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 8

Gate to St. Euthymius Monastery.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 9

General views of Suzdal.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 10

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 11

Borisoglebsk Church.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 12

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 13

Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Prepodobenskiy Monastery.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 14

Today, thanks to the fact that Suzdal has preserved a large number of architectural monuments, it is a popular tourist center, a town-reserve included in the Golden Ring of Russia.

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