To understand the Cathedral a little better, I did research to learn about it's history. It's quite interesting. Located in Moscow's Red Square, it was commissioned by Tsar Ivan the Terrible in 1552 to commemorate his capture Astrakhan and Kazan (northern provinces, I think). There is speculation as to the identity of the architects and what their design influence was. And apparently Tsar Ivan loved the design so much he had the architects blinded so that they couldn't create any more buildings that would be outshine his beautiful cathedral.
|A collage of the different styles of onion tops|
|Silhouette of St. Basil's|
|Main cathedral spire|
|One of the onion tops|