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Visiting the huge Caves Monastery, Pecherska Lavra, in Kiev it's easy to get tired. You will need to sit down and rest your legs, have a relaxing chat or enjoy an afternoon snack to satisfy your need for fresh carbohydrates.

The Kyevo Pecherska Lavra is situated by the Dnepr (Dnipro) river a short distance from the centre of Kiev (or Kyiv in Ukrainian). Originally founded in 1051 it has grown, been destroyed, rebuilt and so on for almost one thousand years. It is one of the centres of Orthodox Christianity and has been designated by the UNESCO as a world heritage. Crowds of faithful and ordinary tourists stroll the grounds every day to see the churches and caves.

There is such a lot to see at the Pecherska Lavra that I could use at least ten workshops to show it, and yet I only saw a small part of it. Since I am only allowed two extra pictures, I guess I will have to return (to Trekearth) with more pictures later.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3531 W: 301 N: 7596] (39569)
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