Wandering Camera

Album 134
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In four next albums we will visit Veliky Novgorod. It can't be called a suburb of St.Petersburg but it is already a neighbourhood - only 200 km from the city.
As I have visited Novgorod with the help of bus excursion the albums will show just it's sightseeings. I had no free time to walk through the last part of the town.
I can only note the presence of unusually fat cows and woolen sheep on the enter to the town:)

It's a pity but the weather became fine only in the end of the walk.

Let's start from the Veliky Novgorod outskirts…

The first remarkable place was the Uriev Cloister approximately in 15 min.from the centre of the town on the bank of Ilmen Lake. It was founded in 1030.

On the picture- the belfry through which you can enter (the picture was made inside the Cloister)

 You have to pay 10 rubles at the entrance to take the pictures inside (of course,if you want). And they do not take the money, you should just to put it " in thiiiiis box" . So they trust us:-)

All the women are given a shawl.
The local living cat - it seems it is feeded by the visitors coming to the main gates. But maybe it looks after the regular fulling of the money-box.

Krestovozdvigensky Cathedral .

Relatively new building of 1823.

Georgievsky Cathedral.

The table on the entrance (to the right) tells us:

"the architectural monument
Georgievsky Cathedral
1119 year"
"Prince Vsevolod Mstislavovich had founded stone church in Veliky Novgorod and Father-Superior Kiriak…and the master of it was Petr" /the Third Novgorod chronicle./

In the chamber tower the fresco paintings of XII century
The works of Novgorod artists.

The majestic and monumental forms of the cathedral were made in the art customs of the period of prince . The monument was restored in 1951-1952.

Need for guarding as a national property"

The height of the cathedral in 32 meters.
Mother and brother of Aleksandr Nevsky were buried here.
The painting you can see here concerns to 1902.
Here is the fragment of an original old painting. I don't know the exact time it concerns but until the half of XII century.
Religious persons and tourists - are all in pell-mell. However, some tourists are not so indifferent to local ritual.
Let's come out the Georgievsky Cathedral.
The arbor as I was said is called "chapel of well"
It is intended for "sainted" water.

Directly behind the chapel you see a more materially-minded view.

…beds, hotbeds and other necessary for living buildings.
Entrance here is closed (by the wire and the inscription "entrance is prohibited")

Some time ago the cloister owned a great amount of territory (near Moscow too), shops, industrial organizations, peasants.

Almost in several meters from the cloister stands a windmill. It seems the territory of museum of wooden art "Vitoslavicy" begins here. We will visit it in the next album.




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