Jose has travelled to the Solovetsky Islands, the place where the big stronghold was founded as long ago as the rule of Ivan the Terrible, and which later served for centuries as a monastery. Currently there is still a large monastery and only around eight hundred people living there. The island is in the middle of the White Sea and can be reached by a plane or a ship and is a place of constant pilgrimage for Russian Orthodox believers, so the route is
busy all the year round. Here are the photos of a guy who took his turn in visiting the island. I really think you should browse the pages of this post through to the end as there are tons of cool photos of the fortress and even the ancient pre-Christian labyrinth made of stone closer to the end of the post. There are also lots of shots of the beautiful Northern Russian nature and things you can only see there.