Monday, 12 April 2010
Tiles of Krutitsky Podvorie
Krutitskoe podvorie (Yard of Krutitsi).
This amazing complex of buildings is located in the city center, near the Moscow River and surprises by its silence and solemnity. There is no wedding processions, no groups of tourists, only a few believers going to the church.
The first information about Krutitsy as a monastery and a fortress to protect Russians against invasions of the Mongols is dated early 14 century. Podvorie as we see it today was rebuilt in 1680-ies. Surprisingly, that despite the trials that the Podvorie stood during these 350 years, it managed to maintain a unique style and appearance.
Only in 90-ies of the 20th century complex of buildings was returned to the church.
Only when leaving the territory of the Podvorie I saw the info that visitors are allowed to make photos only after the permission of the clergy.... Well, lucky me.