The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church - Alaska

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Alaska by Robert Swetz 7-15-2015

Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church by Robert Swetz 2015

 

The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church located in Ninilchik Alaska is the (number one) most photographed of any church in the whole state of Alaska.

 

Robert Alaska Bob Swetz aka Vegas Bob took some photographs in November 2014 of this old beautiful Russian Orthodox church.

Robert Swetz once again took some new photos of the church, only to find out from "Locals" that this church is the number one photographed church.

 

Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015

Cemetery at The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church by Robert Swetz 2015

 

This beautiful Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1901, over 50 years before Alaska became the 49th state of the United States. And this church relaced an older one that was built before in the town of Ninilchik in 1846.

There is something very special about this beautiful church that keeps drawing Robert Swetz back.

And this could very well be because Robert Swetz's ancestors from his father's side are from Czech Republic, and parts of Russia.

 

Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015

View from The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church by Robert Swetz 2015

 

Below is a very interesting photograph Robert Swetz took 7-15-2015.

And if you look real close, you can see rays of light shining down in streaks down upon the temple.

And also a (Green-Red) partial ring around the bottom of the temple, possibly a super-natural entity or spirit.

 

Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015

Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church by Robert Swetz 2015

 

 

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Comments (17)

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

This is by far one of the most interesting places Vegas Bob has come across since his last visit in 2014 and again now in 2015 

Jul 16, 2015 04:48 PM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Beautiful scenery surrounding this Church!  Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz visiting Alaska in the summer is really something to remember forever!

Jul 16, 2015 05:02 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Friday morning Bob. For some reason I'm not able to tag you??  Thanks for sharing such a great photo of this Church and surroundings.

Jul 16, 2015 07:42 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I love the light coming down on the church. It is really a lovely photo - thanks for sharing with us. 

Jul 16, 2015 08:43 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Bob,

With views like that anyone would love to go to a sermon.

Make yourself a great day.

Jul 16, 2015 09:58 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for these gorgeous pictures, Bob.  What an awesome place.

Jul 16, 2015 10:06 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz AB, er a, VB; you are having far too much fun exploring Alaska. Love the HDR photos!

Jul 16, 2015 11:30 PM
Dan Rosenberger
Harvest Realty - Westfield, IN

Great pictures. It looks like some Russians must haveremained in Alaska after the sale of Alaska to the US.  One technicality.  Alaska was purchased from Russia in the 1860's (for 7.2 million dollars.)  Alaska became a state in 1959.  For one year the US had a 49 star flag.  Hawaii became a state a few months after Alaska.

Jul 17, 2015 12:55 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

 Hello Bruce ... thanks so much for stopping by, always a pleasure.

Jul 17, 2015 02:18 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello John ... and there are some bugs effecting the AR network, no problem and thanks for stopping by.

Jul 17, 2015 02:20 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Lise and you are very welcome my friend.

Jul 17, 2015 02:22 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Raymond and yes it is a beautiful area, and thanks for the stop.

Jul 17, 2015 02:23 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Gabe ... VB always enjoys when you stop by and thanks my friend.

Jul 17, 2015 02:24 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Norm ... thanks and AB/VB is having such a great time, it's going to be hard to go back 

Jul 17, 2015 02:26 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Dan ... I stand to be corrected, and when I first put down this date it looked wrong. 

I have read many books on the history of Alaska many years ago, and I did correct the verbiage on my post 

Jul 17, 2015 02:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Very cool Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz I live a few blocks from an Orthodox church, I'll send you a couple of pics. It's located in Minot's only historical district, Eastwood Park.

Jul 17, 2015 06:49 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Bob ... sounds good 

Jul 17, 2015 12:32 PM