Bolshoy Solovetsky island Due to its remoteness, Solovki began to be a place of exile. In the sixteenth century the Moscow government required the monastery to assume new duties as a prison and border fortress, manned by a large non-monastic force of soldiers. With its industrial base, mainly in salt production, products of the sea, … More Russia’s Island’s of Peace
I think this is one of my favorite photos of the Raifa Monastery, which we visited about a month ago. The story behind the beginnings of the monastery are very interesting, The following link will take you to the story, Enjoy!!! Visit: https://hague6185.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/from-a-humble-hut-to-a-monastery/
This last weekend we to a little trip to a monastery which was close to this beautiful lake. After touring the monastery we went for a walk along the lake, during which I found this wonderful grouping of flowers coming up out of the water. I’ve seen water lilies but never anything like this. … More Took a little Trip – This is what we found
This Mausoleum is located north of the Congregational Mosque. It features small architectural monuments, including a grave marker found on the territory of the Bolgarian settlement. The inscriptions on these plates, made in Arabic script in Arabic and Bulgar languages – is a unique poetic historical source.
When you are standing in the area where the Congregational Mosque was once built every building could be seen from this platform, the East Mausoleum being one of them. This mausoleum contains a tomb of Bolgar nobility, crowned by a traditional Eastern tent style roof. Inside the 700 year old building is an exhibit displaying … More The East Mausoleum (Church of St. Nicholas)
As the cold winters wind blows over the land Warmth flows through my heart for the one I hold dear Though I may not be able to touch her with my hand My spirit testifies that she is ever so very near With every pause and silent moment we share together Work, sacrifice, and toil, … More Seasons of my heart