Some photos from now ancient times – 18th century Russia, to be exact 1896, Russian monastery on the island. You can feel the spirit of pre-20th century Russia coming from those photos:
Monk sitting next to a “Saints Well”
The view of the monastery from the steamship.
The monastery itself.
A view of the monastery hotel behind the trees.
Monastery main cathedral.
A monastery hotel up close.
Monastery leader in his room.
Monastery leader and the monks.
Monk feeding chickens.
Chicken feeding monk near a chicken house.
Some technical buildings of the monastery.
Monks standing on the boulders near the island.
A procession of monks coming out of the monastery gate.
Another monastery hotel.
Transportation of the monks.
Monk holding beads and a calendar for the year 1896.
Monk on a staircase.
Monks taking care of the crops.
Monks near the wooden cross in the woods that commemorate the first monks living here.
Relics of monastery, further ravaged by the revolutionists.
Monks fishing from the boats.
Monks near the small church.
Monastery households – stables and some other buildings.
Ancient woods on the island.
Monks exiting from a church.
Steamboats arrived to the pier.
A young monk.
A local saint weirdo Sergiy.
Those are the monks of the most strict order, often couldn’t talk with anyone.
Another highest strictest order monk.
Russian army General resting place.
A Saint Mary icon.
A view of the island from water.
Crowds of common people arriving to the island for the blessings and praying on the weekends.
Monks preparing breads.
Monks in the woods.
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