Uspenski Cathedral, photographs by Mikyoung Cha
Mikyoung Cha is a graduate in Oriental Painting from Hyosung Women’s University, Daegu, South Korea. She has participated in a number of group art exhibitions in South Korea and Japan. In 2016 she took up photography – the camera becoming her paint brush. This globe trotting photographer is a regular contributor to Live Encounters Magazine.
Uspenski, Uspenskin katedraali, an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
The imposing structure with its stunning interiors is home to many priceless Icons. It has been built on a hillside on the Katajanokka peninsula overlooking Helsinki.
There is a plaque commemorating Russian Emperor Alexander II, who was the sovereign of the Grand Duchy of Finland during the cathedral’s construction in (1862–1868).
© Mikyoung Cha