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I was at Optina Monastery (Optina Pustyn - or Optina hermitage) yesterday. It took about 4,5 hours just to get there ;) It's a very calm place. Here's a link to a wiki's article about it.


I made some photos. 17 of them are under this cut (image-heavy, not that good for dial-up users).



there was also a green house, but I didn't took a good picture of it.



when I was inside a church, one of them helped me with a candle (it was too big for those candle-holders, so he melted it for awile and then put it in firmly. it was very nice of him)



oh, and it was terribly cold there. mostly because of the winds. it's a hermitage after all.



until our guide told us not to take pictures inside, I made this shot.
blurry, but at least you can see what was inside one of those churches.



some of the buildings remind me of 18th century russian novels ;)






it's quite friendly place, by the way.



not the best shot. I can see that it's falling of the left, but I had to take most of my shots in a hurry - we were in a group and we had to follow our guide guickly.



pretty, isn't it?






there was a forest nearby. dark and gloomy. loved it.









women's convent



there were lots of fat cats and some dogs there. lovely :))








that's all. hope you enjoyed this small virtual tour ;))
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