St. Michael's Monastery
This monastery is considered by many to be among the most beautiful structures in the world.
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's.
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
Bell tower of St. Michael's Monastery with Grand Duchess Olga statue in the foreground, right. The original bell tower and monastery were destroyed by the Communists in the 1930s when they said it could not be confirmed the originals were authentic historic structures.
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's monastery is seen in the lower right background of the photo. The bell tower was built from surviving plans in the early 1990s and the monastery soon after that.
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
Wall fresco adjacent to the bell tower which is dedicated to St. Barbara, another patron saint of Kiev.
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker above the door into the bell tower of St. Michael's church.
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
Painting above door of bell tower shows the Archangel Michael and entourage.
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
This painting above the bell tower door shows Sts. Catherine and Barbara. Grandma Bert took this and all but the first photo.
St. Michael's Monastery