The ceilings were gilded, the chandeliers dripping with crystals.
He stopped to evaluate the gilded ornaments.
Long gilded spear, crossed at the top by a bar from which hung a square purple cloth, richly jewelled.
The church of the Tithes, rebuilt in 1828-1842, was founded in the close of the 10th century by Prince Vladimir in honour of two martyrs whom he had put to death; and the monastery of St Michael (or of the Golden Heads - so called from the fifteen gilded cupolas of the original church) claims to have been built in 1108 by Svyatopolk II., and was restored in 1655 by the Cossack chieftain Bogdan Chmielnicki.
Women were packed even in the luxurious bathrooms with their sitting areas decorated with couches and a gilded fountain.