From the Hermitage to a cave church

From the Hermitage to a cave church

  • Posted on: December 12, 2012
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While the international jury results have been published, it might still be worth while to look into the national jury decisions still! Therefore today a blog post about the Russian winners. Last year only pictures from St.Petersburg could participate, this year the scope has been extended to a large part of the country. Text by Rave.

The Russian jury presents 10 photographs which were selected in the Russian part of the competition and represents the country in it. The photos which depict churches, castles, and street views, are not only of a high technical and aesthetic quality, but will perfectly illustrate encyclopaedic articles.

More than 16,000 of the 360,000 photos of architectural monuments submitted during the contest came from Russia; the 9th highest number of submission from amongst all participating countries.

The Russian part of the contest expanded its range from the single region in WLM 2011. A substantial number of suggestions related to the database of monuments were received, and the Russian contest organisers hope that this will lead to Russian photographers surpassing 2012′s numbers in the 2013 competition, which is planned to be expanded to cover the entire country.

Hermitage pavilion in Tsarskoe Selo, Saint Petersburg

Hermitage pavilion in Tsarskoe Selo, Saint Petersburg, by Florstein

Cave Church of Our Lady of the Sicilian

Cave Church of Our Lady of the Sicilian, by Sdl77

Priory Palace on the Black Lake in Gatchina

Priory Palace on the Black Lake in Gatchina, by Canes

Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel from the village of Tipnitsy

Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel from the village of Tipnitsy, by Pedro J Pacheco

The palace of the former Marfino Estate

The palace of the former Marfino Estate, by A.Savin

The Round Tower in Vyborg

The Round Tower in Vyborg, by Fotograd

Churchyard in Gimreka

Churchyard in Gimreka, by Сергей Свердлов

Hermitage Portico with Atlantes

Hermitage Portico with Atlantes, by Canes

Church of St. Nicholas in the village of Abrosimovo

Church of St. Nicholas in the village of Abrosimovo, by Solver64

Panorama of the Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery's wall

Panorama of the Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery’s wall, by Heuschrecke

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Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011 and 2012, he was a member of the international organizing team.