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Photo Friday 01.15: Church of Nativity

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New Jerusalem Monastery

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery In an attempt to recreate the holy land, the New Jerusalem monastery was founded and populated in 17th century. The place is no longer in the limelight. New Jerusalem Monastery. Somewhere in 17th century, Nikon the patriarch decided to show one […]

The Kremlin at Suzdal

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral: Blue domes spangled with gold. Suzdal (Суздаль / सुझ्दाल) is a historic small town near Vladimir, about 200 km from Moscow. It was once the capital of several Russian principalities and has many examples of early […]

Bogolyubovo’s Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Small, simple and off the religious highway makes this place my favorite among the Golden Cities. The Church at Bogolyubovo, probably my favorite in Russia. Away from crowded churches and cathedrals of the Golden Ring circuit is this little church in […]

Blue domes of Bogolyubovo convent

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Bogolyubovo Train station and the convent. The nice thing about Russia (whatever I’ve traveled and heard) is that places are very well connected by buses or trains. They might take longer (and my friend drove me in his car to this […]

Sergiev Posad: Entering the Orthodox Christian circuit

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery My first time attending a service at a Russian Orthodox Church was full of surprises and discoveries. I flew from Sochi to Moscow and met my friend at Moscow’s VDNKh metro station (airports of Moscow are quite smoothly connected to the […]

The Charming Onion Domes

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery The riot of color and shapes that is St. Basil’s Cathedral is unmatched anywhere else in the world. St. Basil’s Cathedral at night What’s the building about? Until very recently, I thought that this colorful fairytale-like building was called Kremlin and […]

David’s citadel, Mt. Zion and Christian sites

This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery The citadel of David Jerusalem has been a center of activity for such a long time that wave after wave of different civilizations battled for it. Beit She’an, Akko are few examples. The Tower of David […]