Continuing the journey to Old Ladoga, we'll visit the
place where the Uspensky (Assumption) female monastery used to be.There were two buses
with kids (they were the only tourists we have seen, aside from two or
three cars with St.Petersburgian license plates).
Remains of a tower and a part of the
First notions of the monastery are dated as belonging to the XV
The monastery is situated between the
highway and river Volhov.
It is fenced by a wall of red brick, but the wall looks pretty simple
and contemporary for the most part.
The Uspensky cathedral is to the right.
To the left is Trapeznaya (dining
This is a view from Volhov (far away you can see the building from
the previous shot).
In front of Trapeznaya is a kids' playground. I've been told that
there was a hospital for mentally ill children, so this might be it.
Uspensky cathedral. Originally built in
XII century, rebuilt in XVII. Looks like there's no admittance inside
- the territory reminds of heavy construction works.
An interesting window, just like in Great Novgorod.
The brick building must be the
Krestovozdvizhenskaya church (1862). But the architecture is strange
for a church - the source must've been mistaken.
I couldn't identify the plated construction, but it might be a
The Uspensky monastery is famous for the
fact that Peter I placed his first wife here - Evdokija Fyodorovna
Lopuhina lived there for 7 years.
Sometimes the buildings look fresh...
...and sometimes very dated (both shots
are of the same wall).
Nearby are the gates, leading to Volhov.
The sign on the left reads:
Same building and gate, riverside view.
And this is Volhov itself. Looks quite
Now we shall leave the monastery and
cross the road.
This must be the local club.
And aside, in the center of the
cemetery, is the Alexeevskaya church. It is the parochial church of
the Uspensky monastery.
Built in 1833, and rebuilt in the year 2000 in the memory of CEO of
"Volhov's Aluminium" Alekseev V.A. ;-)
Further we can see the bridge over the
Ladozhka river. This river flows aside the fortress (left to the
bridge), where we are going in the next album.