Behind a Monastery Door

Behind a Monastery Door

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.

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The entrance through the Holy Gates.

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A view through the arch of the Gate Church.

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

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

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Transfiguration Cathedral.

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The restored iconostasis of Transfiguration Cathedral.

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

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

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Philip’s Church.

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The gravestone of Abraham Palitsyn , the cellarer of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.

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Transfiguration Cathedral.

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The White Tower and a courtyard near a mill.

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An ordinance near the White Tower.

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The mill.

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An approach to the White Tower.

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Inside the White Tower.

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A wooden plumbing.

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Near the Fraternal (Bratskaya) bath.

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St. Trinity Zosimus-Savvatievsky Cathedral.

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The wall on the right runs along Saint Lake.

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Temporarily placed here bells from the belfry.

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A sundial on the Vicar (Namestnichesky) building.

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The Church of Assumption and the Refectory.

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The Tailor (Portnaya) Chamber.

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The Icon Painting Chamber.

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The monument to the last ataman of Zaporizhian Sich, Peter Kalnyshevsky.

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The Church of St. Nicholas.

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The Church of St. Herman.

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The Refectory.

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A gallery near the Refectory.

Location:Solovky

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17 thoughts on “Behind a Monastery Door”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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