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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.

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

Entrance gates of Prepodobenskiy Rizpolozhenskiy Monastery (1688).

Wall of Savior-Euthymius Monastery.

Church of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki.

Pokrovsky Convent.

Gate to St. Euthymius Monastery.

General views of Suzdal.

Borisoglebsk Church.

Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Prepodobenskiy Monastery.

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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