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Usually I don´t do that - excessive PP, I mean. But in this case it just fits. When I saw this burning red bush in the monastry of Sucevita yesterday, I could not resist.

Sucevita is one of the beautiful old monastries in the Romanian Bukovina. It is famous for its painted church (that you don´t see here), its on the UNESCO heritage list and one of the many touristic higlights of the area. Today 75 nuns live in the monastry, and apart from tourism they earn the money to preserve the monastry with agriculture and forestry. What you see on this photo are the fortifications, defending the monastry against the Osman army that occupied the area centuries ago.

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