17 Behind a Monastery Door

Behind a Monastery Door

Posted on June 20, 2011 by team

The Solovetsky Monastery is located on the Solovetsky islands in the White sea. It was founded in 1429 by the monks Herman and Savvatiy. This place is very attractive for tourists because of its beautiful nature and great old architecture.

The entrance through the Holy Gates.

A view through the arch of the Gate Church.

The Refectory and Belfry are on the left, then there is the St. Nicholas Church and  Transfiguration Cathedral is on the right.

The bell calling for church ( the Blagovestny Bell), 1856.

Transfiguration Cathedral.

The restored iconostasis of Transfiguration Cathedral.

A view from the gallery of Transfiguration Cathedral to the Gate Church.

The Saint (Svyatitelsky) and Annunciation (Blagoveschensky) buildings.

Philip’s Church.


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17 Responses to “Behind a Monastery Door”

  1. testicules says:

    This place needs Vanilla Ice to come in and rehab it.

  2. pizd says:

    So many treasured old architectures riddled with bullet holes from conflicts over the ages.

  3. Otis R. Needleman says:

    This was part of the GULAG, too. The souls of all those who died or were killed here still cry out for justice.

  4. Musa says:

    This place looks like it would be a great place to go exploring without any restrictions.

    The foundation and arch constructions looks scarey. And I think they need a gardener or two to come in and plant them a nice garden. You can actually do a lot with grass and natural rocks, but here it just isn’t flowing right.

  5. How nice and peaceful! There should be more places like this!

  6. I wonder what strange occurences happened here.

  7. This would be a good place to provide living quarters for homosexuals and negroes.Don’t you agree?

  8. I think America could help Afghanistan better by withdrawing their army and instead send America’s negroes and homosexuals over to help the people of Afghanistan to rebuild their country.Then the people of Afghanistan would be happier and the people of America would be ecstatic.It would be a win win situation and everybody would benefit.

  9. Burp Kahrog says:

    Did this plac escape Comrade Stalin’s attention?

  10. Geoff says:

    Love the imagery, looks amazing!

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