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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
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Last Edited: June 3rd, 2007

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

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