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Walls & Towers of Novodevichy

Walls & Towers of Novodevichy

This picture I took on the last morning of 2006... the weather was cool (-5 C) and a little bit snow which fell couple of days before... so Moscovites met the New 2007 Year with snow, with the winter weather which has to be here during this season.. but now, two days later, because of incredible thaw which still affect on the avarage tempretures here, the tempreture in Moscow became above zero and this snow already melted... It is pity that people who like to skate and skii, can't not enjoy their hobbies during this winter holidays...

Lying by a river bend on the south-western edge of old Moscow, Novodevichy is one of the city's loveliest monasteries and major spiritual centers from centuries back. The red and white crenellated walls and golden domes of Novodevichy Convent make it one of Moscow's most attractive monasteries. Novodevichy, or "New Maidens Convent" in English, was founded by Vasily III in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians in 1514. The convent is rather like a miniature Kremlin, built as a fortress in the bend of the Moskva River, became an important component of the capital's southern defense belt which consisted of several monasteries and cloisters.

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookianov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
Moscow Photo Gallery
Jan 13th, 2007

Photo taken on 2006-12-31 at 11:36:27

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Date: 2009-05-29 15:08:56

In May 2009, my girlfriend and I spent 5 nights in Moscow, and were very fortunate to have Arthur as our guide for 2 of those days. Arthur is so friendly and warm, it was as if we were being shown Moscow by a relative, although much more knowledgeable and a better photographer than any relative of mine. His insights, knowledge of Moscow and its history, and his command of English make him the perfect guide. And the pictures he took for us made the trip even more special. If you want a memorable visit to Moscow, you must experience it with Arthur. I can't recommend him enough.