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[:RU]Itinerary in Vologda region.[:]

[:RU]Continuing the story of the summer travel weekend of Vologda.

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Photo 2. After an overnight haul from Moscow and shooting great dawn of Cyril-Belozersky Monastery, I needed to sleep. He returned to the place of accommodation and not to wake up friends in a tent to sleep in the car, though not for a long time, 8 hours of the morning sun turned the car into the oven. I had to get up to cook breakfast and quick to assemble, we have come a very busy day.
First went to see the chapel of Cyril and Ferapont Belozersky on Mount Mauro, installed on the site where according to tradition the monk learned the assigned place for the foundation of the monastery. Unfortunately, in the past, the chapel was completely burned, is now discussing the possibility of recovery:


Photo 3. just a kilometer from the mountain Moura is Goritsky Monastery, which at the time of our visit was in the active stage of restoration and was covered with forests.
It is like stacking wood in the monastery:


Photo 4. Another natural monument of the Vologda region is Tsypina mountain that towers above all the surrounding area and is one of the highest points not only to the national park, but the whole of the Vologda region — 210.4 meters above sea level. In winter, here you can ski, lift works:


Photo 5. Ferapontovskii (Monastery) lake near the walls of the monastery of like:


Photo 6. Disco on the background of the gates of the Holy Ferapontov Monastery:


Photo 7. Ferapontov Belozersky Nativity Convent — 2000 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For 400 years the monastery was one of the most important cultural, religious and educational centers of Belozersk region. Here is preserved the unique purity and safety of the ensemble of architecture and murals of pre-Petrine times. Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin painted by Dionysius. It is the only surviving painting of an outstanding representative of the Moscow icon painting school abroad XV-XVI centuries:


Photo 8. monastery is pretty wooden bridge:


Photo 9. Snack on a clearing with a view of:


Photo 10. The next point was the opening of a trip — the Church of Elijah the Prophet in the churchyard Tsypinskom hidden in the dense greenery of poplars, limes and birches wooden church, built in 1755:


Photo 11. A few years ago, multi-tiered temple is a unique monument of wooden architecture, it has been completely renovated and moved:


Photo 12. Inside recreated a beautiful wooden carved iconostasis:


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Photo 14. In the afternoon, back to St. Cyril-Belozersky Monastery.
According to legend, in 1397 on the orders of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was the vision of him, arrived in a vast area of ancient Beloozero Archimandrite Kirill Simonov monastery with Simonovsky as a monk Ferapont, and here Siverskoye desert shores of the lake, among dense forests, laid the foundation of the monastery, which later became known under the name of Cyril-Belozersky:


Photo 15. From the time of Abbot Tryphon’s successor Cyril Cyril Belozersky monastery was in favor with the rulers in Moscow. Grand Prince Vasily Ivanovich with his wife Jelenia went in 1529 to pray to Beloozero Kirillov monastery to allow the Lord prayers Reverend childlessness princess. Prayers were answered royal couple — a son, named in baptism by John, the future Tsar Ivan the Terrible. Delighted by the Grand Duke gave the monastery a thousand rubles and raised in it are two stone churches.
Near all of the royals to the monastery of St. Cyril was Tsar Ivan the Terrible. He made ​​it to his king’s pilgrimage and she even had the intention to get a haircut in it. On Beloozero pilgrimage to the king he visited four times.
In 1722 the monastery came to Peter I. Resident at that time was the owner of 21 thousand peasants living in 16 counties, but with the emergence of Russia from the Baltic ports and the decline of trade through Arkhangelsk economic importance of the monastery began to fall .


Photo 16. Be sure to climb the tower, offering stunning views:


Picture 17. At Lake Siverskoe:


Photo 18. Belozerskaya (Lakeside) tower:


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Photo 21. The ensemble of the Assumption Cathedral — the main temple of Cyril-Belozersky Monastery:


Picture 22. If you walk through the Water Gate from Summer Gate Church of the Transfiguration, from the territory of the museum-reserve you can go directly to the shores of Lake Siverskoye:


Photo 23. Hospital Euphemia Church and the body of the Great Spiritual School:


Photo 24. Monastic cells:


Photo 25. The walls and towers of the fortress of New Town — is the greatest achievement of the local master masons. Construction began on May 18, 1653 with the money of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov. He gave to the monastery of 45 thousand rubles. «New City» is surrounded on three sides by the monastery. The entire length of the fortress walls consist of three tiers — closed lower and two upper, converts into the monastery open arched galleries. The length of the fortress walls is 732 meters, height — about 11 meters, and a thickness — 7 meters.
The construction of the fortress lasted for about 30 years. At its construction it has been spent a huge amount of building materials and effort monastery peasants. However, due to the construction of the New Town Cyril Belozersky monastery became one of the largest monasteries in Europe and the most powerful fortress in the Russian North:


Photo 26. You can walk to the upper tier of the gallery, with a wonderful view of the architectural monuments of the monastery:


Picture 27. The Church of St. John the Baptist — built in 1534 on the contribution of the Grand Prince Vasily III:


Photo 28. The Moscow tower built in 1660:

Picture 29. When finished with a tour of the monastery, we went to the Sokolsky boron, one of natural monuments, which can be proud of the national park «Russian North». This large forest rises close to the banks of the Sheksna reservoir near the village clumsy:


Picture 30. According to the plan we had to find a nice place to spend the night somewhere on the coast, but as the weather was perfect and it was the holiday, we have not been able to find malomalski free piece of land near the water, apparently it was still occupied by visitors Friday. I was so surprised by this turn of events, he did not even took a picture of how tightly camped travelers:


Photo 31. decided not to look, and go to «our» clearing where spent the night before. The case went to sunset so I could not go past the monastery without making a few pictures:


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Photo 33. Faerie sunset did not happen and could, in good conscience, to go to dinner:


Photo 34. While they ate, and finally it was dark in the sky … it seemed a good time to get a tripod and telephoto the healthiest of those that have:

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