Voices From Russia, Too

Thursday, 2 January 2014

2 January 2014. All Around the Orthosphere… Rousanou Convent of St Barbara in the Meteora

00 Rousanou Monastery. 27.10.13

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The Rousanou Convent of St Barbara is one of the Meteora complex of monasteries in Greece. When these gals “left the world”, they LEFT the world. Originally, it was a male monastery, but it became a women’s house later on. Until the 17th century, the only way to get provisions was to haul them up on ropes. Today, the entire complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

BMD

 

Monday, 26 November 2012

26 November 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland… Kizhi… as Photographed by Vadim Gippenreiter

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In the Russian North, one of the most iconic locations is Kizhi in Karelia… with its famous wooden churches. Here’s a view by the famous Soviet-era photographer Vadim Gippenreiter.

BMD

Saturday, 17 December 2011

17 December 2011. A Russian POV. Germany Awaits Christmas: Aachen

Pfalzkapelle (Palatine Chapel)

Aachener Dom (Kaiserdom) (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Aachen (Regierungsbezirk Köln. Bundelsand Nordrhein-Westfalen) GERMANY

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icon at the Kaiserdom

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Christmas Market near the Kaiserdom

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Christmas decorations in the Old Town of Aachen

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Christmas decorations near the Aachener Rathaus

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Gingerbread at the Christmas Market

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Angel decorations at the Christmas Market

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Christmas Market

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Christmas Market

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Christmas Market

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Christmas Market

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