Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Novodevichiy



As anonymous visitor justly noted yesterday, the correct word for Novodevichiy would be not 'monastery' but 'convent'. Thank you!

So today I present one more photo of Novodevichiy convent. Like Sharon said, the whole structure looks more like a fortress. That's because, I believe, most medieval monasteries in most countries were built as citadels, in the first place; hence those mighty walls and heavy gates. And today's photo shows both gates and the church above.

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