Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y is for Yuriev Monastery



Yuriev Monastery is another attraction near Veliky Novgorod, Russia.  It is also known as St. George's Monastery.  It is one of the Historic Monuments of Novgorod and therefore a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As you may have noticed during this A to Z, Russia has a lot of churches, palaces, cathedrals, and monasteries.  The architecture was most impressive and I hope you have enjoyed the trip.  With one more post to go, enjoy these photos of Yuriev.



Church of the Exaltation of the Cross of St. George

St. George Monastery

               
Kivory Canopy under the Spring of Water            Bell Tower


Tolkien Bonus:  Y is for Yuletide.  Yup, they celebrate in the Shire too, just not for the same reasons.  For your listening enjoyment, here is the Lord of the Rings Symphony.  (The haunting theme starts around 3:25.)  Composer Howard Shore not only conducts, but he talks about his inspiration and how he created various themes.


19 comments:

  1. It's been great to have this virtual trip! I have no desire to go to Russia, so this was the perfect way to see it.

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    1. I understand your sentiment. I feel that way about safari trips in Africa. Enjoyed my friend's photos but I'll pass on the up close and personal experience.

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  2. Thank you for bringing us all of these photos. As Martha said,, this was the perfect way to see Russia. I've learned a lot. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm happy you enjoyed it. I'm hoping to get my act together and post more pictures in the coming months.

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  3. I loved the dome like shape on the buildings. Looks so beautiful :D

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    1. The Russians love their onion domes. And they love gilding them.

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  4. Look how gorgeous the first church is. I wish we had colorful, gilded domed buildings like that in the US.

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    1. This is what we have in Detroit. Not exactly the same. http://www.stmichaelredford.org/images/stories/church_image.jpg

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  5. The sure do like their onion domes. They didn't build small at all did they? I would love to visit both Russia and go on a safari. But unless I have a big lottery win, it is unlikely.

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  6. I love how they painted the stars on the domes! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  7. Look at those gold stars on the blue roof. That's just gorgeous detail.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

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  8. Just popping in from the A-Z Challenge. What an original idea for a theme! I do wish I'd visited earlier.

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    1. Maybe you will go back and read the older posts. All but two of the posts were about Russia with Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia finishing out the alphabet.

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  9. Oh that first church looks like it comes out of a fairy tale. I love all these pics and hope to see more in the future. I think Howard Shore is one of the best in the business!

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    1. So much of the architecture reminds me of fairy tales. Unfortunately for many of the residents, life is anything but. I'm glad you liked the music clip. I'll admit that some of the music brings a tear to my eyes.

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  10. The blue roofs with the golden stars looked so pretty. Thank you, Denise, for showing us the architecture of Russia. I wouldn't have had the opportunity without you.

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    1. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to go. In my youth and middle age it was never possible. I am very happy to have been able to share my trip with so many people. Now if there was just a way to see Middle-Earth.

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