Tuesday, October 9, 2007

St. Michael's Monastery of the Golden Domes

A large white marble sculpture of Princess Olga, the first Rus ruler to convert to Christianity flanking the plaza in front of St. Michael's Monastery

The pale blue bell tower in the walls around St. Michael's:

...and from inside the walls

St. Michael's itself is painted Wedgewood blue, picked out in white, was just erected in 2001, although there has been a monastery on this spot from the 12th century onwards. During Stalin's destructive reign, the last monastery was blown up in 1937. The 1998 frescoes were modelled on the originals

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