The journey to the Old Ladoga (Staraya Ladoga) is
finished by visiting the Nickolsky male monastery. Some photos here are a
bit blueish - this is due to the way my digital camera treats evening
skies. Most of the shots are retouched, while others are intentionally
left "as is".
According to literature sources, the
monastery was built in XII-XIX centuries, but this range must indicate
the times when all of the monastery's constructions were erected.
There is a legend (not
proven) that says that this monastery was founded by Alexander Nevsky.
Just as all previous buildings, the
monastery is situated on the bank of Volhov (it can be seen farther
Eastern Saint gates.
Simple and beautiful. XVII century.
It really impresses on the background of
The Nickolsky cathedral (XVII century) is
on the left. There used to be a church built in XII century here.
Right to the gate is a bell tower (1692).
This is how the Nickolsky cathedral looks
from the inside. This is no cellar - just some premises. Locals say
it's been like that for a long time.
Eastern Saint gates again, and after them
is the river Volhov.
The church of Johann Zlatoust (arhitect
The bell tower, viewed through the arch
of the Eastern Saint gates
Monastery walls and buildings.
Certainly, everything except the gates and the bell tower looks
ruefully. There is nobody there (people say the houses are abandoned
because of their age and poor state). There are even no tourists -
maybe because it's evening, but it's far more probable that they just
rarely get here - the monastery isn't seen from the highway.
On the left is the porch of the
aforementioned church of Johann Zlatoust.
Some building in the center of the
An unlikely red corner tower. Even
remains Moscow's Kremlin :)
Actually, this is all I wanted to say about the Old Ladoga (Staraya
Ladoga). As always, more precise definitions are welcome.
You can take a look at add-ons,
too - the shots that didn't make it into these 4 albums are gathered
By the way, a couple of shots of the Old Ladoga (especially those that
have bright skies with clouds and buildings in the same frame) have
been retouched - dynamic range was enhanced. Slightly tiring, but the
result is worth it, as it is far more pleasant this way.