Cave Monastery
Entrance to the Cave Monastery or more formally, The Kiev-Perchersk Lavra, is through the Gate Church of the Trinity.
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Cave Monastery
Painting on right wall on entering the Gate Church
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Cave Monastery
Painting on left wall.
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Cave Monastery
Looking back of entering the Gate Church of the Trinity.
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Cave Monastery
The Great Lavra Bell Tower.
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Cave Monastery
The All-Saints bell is reputed to weigh 7,150 kilograms (over 15,750 pounds).
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Cave Monastery
Dormition Cathedral. Original built in the 11th century. Rebuilt in the 16th and destroyed in World War II. The present cathedral was built in 2000.
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Cave Monastery
Dormition Cathedral, central dome.
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Cave Monastery
Dormition Cathedral.
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Cave Monastery
Dormition Cathedral
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Cave Monastery
Dormition Cathedral
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Cave Monastery
Dormition Cathedral.
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Cave Monastery
Dormition Cathedral.
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Cave Monastery
Iconostasis of a side chapel of the Dormition Cathedral.
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Cave Monastery
Easter eggs.
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Cave Monastery
Refectory Church. They were holding mass and it was crowded.
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Cave Monastery
The museum of books at the Cave Monastery.
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Cave Monastery
A large contingent of police were at the Cave Monastery the day your grandparents visited. They too were getting a tour, probably so that they were familiary with it if they had to patrol there.
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Cave Monastery
Grandpa Roy had a pleasant conversation in Russian with the lady who operated this kiosk.
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Cave Monastery
Your grandparents' guide at the Cave Monastery.
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Cave Monastery
Not enough room to get inside.
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Cave Monastery
Women must cover their head if the wish to go inside to worship.
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Cave Monastery
After being told earlier that the monks did not like their pictures taken, this one welcomed it while his friends smiled in the background, probably at the temerity of the visitors.
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Cave Monastery
There were monks everywhere.
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Cave Monastery
Young and old...
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Cave Monastery
Awaiting restoration.
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Cave Monastery
A view below on departing the monastery.
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Cave Monastery
Grandma Bert takes a last photo on leaving up toward the monastery.
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