Thursday, November 25, 2010
Russia - Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
Religious rituals at Solovetsky Monastery, part of Cultural and Historic Ensemble of Solovetsky Island, a UNESCO Word Heritage Site.
Sent by Olga, a postcrosser from Arkhangelsk, Russia.
The Solovetsky complex is an outstanding example of a monastic settlement in the inhospitable environment of northern Europe, which admirably illustrates the faith, tenacity and enterprise of late medieval religious communities.