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Lights of Novodevichy convent

Lights of Novodevichy convent

I would like to continue the series of my best pictures which I took with my clients during the Moscow By Night Tour. This picture I took in middle of December 2006 with my client from New Zealand nearby Novodevichy convent, with the view from north-west.

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 the Donskoi Monastery, the Monastery of St. Daniel, the Monastery of St. Simeon, and other cloisters. The fortress-convent played a part of some consequence in the struggle against the Tatar conquerors and the Polish invaders.

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookianov
Personal Guide & Driver in Moscow
Moscow Photo Gallery
Last Edited: June 3rd, 2007

Photo taken on 2006-12-10 at 21:02:43

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From: Encino, California, USA
Date: 2010-09-02 17:52:18

I was looking for a driver/guide to tour Moscow's Golden Ring and somehow fortunately found Arthur's website. Via email and a few SKYPE calls we discussed my proposed itinerary, with Arthur suggesting some great embellishments to what I had planned. In two, 14+ hour days we toured four of the major cities on the Golden Ring including Sergeev Posad (a must see), Vladimir and Suzdal. Arthur's knowledge of the sights and history of each of these areas was more than impressive as was his perseverance to gain entry into monasteries and churches that were closed when we arrived. He therefore enable me to see all the major sights along the way and not miss anything due to the timing of our arrival. Beyond being totally fluent in English, Arthur is extremely reliable, has a very comfortable car and really does a great job in fulfilling every wish of his clients. By the way, he's also a great photographer and may help you bring back some great pictures of your visit. After our initial long distance conversations and spending two days traveling the Golden Ring together, I feel that I not only had a great tour guide in Russia but have made a new friend. Arthur thanks for a fantastic tour!