Early morning in Valamo monastery.
The Valaam Monastery, or Valamo Monastery is an Orthodox monastery in Russian Karelia, located on Valaam, the largest island in Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe.
It is not clear when the monastery was founded. As the cloister is not mentioned in documents before the 16th century, different dates - from 10th to 15th centuries - have been expounded. According to one tradition, the monastery was founded by a 10th century Greek monk, Sergius, and his Karelian companion, Herman. Finnish historian Heikki Kirkinen inclines to date the foundation of the monastery to the 12th century.
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papagolf21 (102390) 2010-06-19 14:31
Passionné d'architecture religieuse, civile et militaire, j'apprécie grandement cette composition très joliment réalisée avec ce jeu d'ombre et de lumière.
Ce monastère inspire calme et sérénité.
Une jolie réalisation.
ellelloo (6572) 2010-06-20 9:33
You have captured the early morning light and atmosphere very well here. I like the play of shadows here, although I might open up the shadows a little. A good POV and composition and perfect sharpness. The trip to Valaam monastery must have been a memorable one.