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Valaam

 
Valaam Part 1
Jul 18, 2005

The Valaam archipelago at the northern end of Ladoga lake is a holy isle of saints and hermits and houses the monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour.

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Valaam Part 2
Jul 18, 2005

After lunch we toured skits, each one being a domicile of a few monks living under stricter vows than their monastic brethren. All the skits we saw are now undergoing a major restoration, so we were lucky to see them before they are declared off-limits after monks move in. See more skit pix at http://photocity.ru/Album59/idx.php?num=1

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