When I had arrived to the finishing point of my bike trip, the city of Trabzon, and bought a ticket for a ship departing from Trabzon and arriving to Sochi on the next day, I decided to make more 100 km for visiting the famous Sumela Monastery. My way was along the route E 97 up to the town of Machka and then along a highly picturesque mountainous road to the Altındere National Park in Pontic Mountains, where the monastery was situated.
The ascent from the sea level up to the 1190-meter altitude was not very easy, but the descent from the monastery down to Trabzon also was rather difficult due to the very strong wind from the sea.
GPS coordinates: 40.68995 Lat, 39.65966 Long, 1190 m
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pajaran (36270) 2011-11-01 23:35
Lep pogled preko velikog drveca i kamenu liticu na manastir, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst, snimak i prikaz lepim bojama.
Pravo remek delo starih majstora da na ovakvom mestu naprave manastir.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na biciklisticku turneju.
A beautiful view over a large tree and a stone cliff to the monastery, beautiful images.
Good text, video and display beautiful colors.
Right masterpiece of old masters in a place to build a monastery.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best with a nice memory of a cycling tour.
PaulVDV (15017) 2011-11-01 23:44
Good presentation of the secluded and difficult accessible location of the monastery.
You had to deal with a very strong sunlight.
When I visited Sumela it was foggy and rainy.
Best regards, Paul
krzychu30 (8897) 2011-11-02 2:28
the view you´ve provided us with this shot is uniqe.Excellent composed picture of this beautiful and hard accessible Monastery.Its location reminds me a bit of the Montserrat monastery near Barcelona.Great capture Sergiy.
Sonata11 (28375) 2011-11-02 4:22
wonderful composition of this Sumela Monastery. It is not easy to access to this place. Beautiful and an amazing weather you had, which let us to see this monastery. Great job. Overall, I like a lot. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
emka (58194) 2011-11-02 13:09
Hi Serggiy, I admire your biking abilities. Ascent 1190 m up must be tiring, and way back I am suire was difficult also. But you made it.Bravo! Impressive, how can people (monks but they are also people) can live there so high? Superb shot.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-11-02 13:43
This is my second try for this afternoon. The view of the monastery on the cliff is fantastic. It must have been very hard to reach the monument. I like the view with the greenery on the foreground. The sharpness and colors are superb.
siamesa (27449) 2011-11-02 18:42
Boa noite Sergiy
Impressive place. The low point of view is fantastic.
Very well done. Excellent colors. TFS
sacimar (25957) 2011-11-03 4:11
this is an impressive place for a monastery, the image is eye-catching, good perspective and details, it must be an experience to spend a night up there, well done,
vasilpro (40194) 2011-11-03 14:48
We have the same subjects today: Monasteries,
Wonderful composition, impressive Monastery a symbol for people from Pontic in my country, beautiful view, excellent POV, peaceful place, very nice framework, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
jaywalker (16061) 2011-11-04 10:41
Hi Sergiy, A beautifully composed photo, the blue sky add some lovely warmth, there is some real sharp quality & excellent light, just a great shot, kind regards Wilson.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2011-11-07 9:04
It is interesting to see such an orthodox monastery in Turkey. The link wikipedia is interesting and useful. The photo places very well the monastery in its context. Good composition, excellent realization. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
danos (74056) 2011-11-07 9:55
nice the mountain scape view with the rich greenery to reach until the roots of the Mt.I like to see the famous Sumela Monastery with same name Monastery to be found in North Greece,Veroia,when Greek population after the war of 1922,left Turkey and colonized in North of the country.
serp2000 (29242) 2011-11-08 3:37
В тех краях много монастырей на высотах. От мирской суеты , видимо, уходили. Поближе к Богу. Хорошая композиция, люблю такие рамочки их листвы.
Утром прилетел из Праги. Починят систему, начну выкладывать помаленьку.
zoomer (3584) 2011-11-08 12:20
Hello,what an extraordinary setting for this monastery.It fits perfectly into the landscape like being a part of it.Excellent composition with the foreground serving as a natural frame.Best wishes,Wolf.
pablominto (53744) 2011-11-08 23:00
Creative framing of the view to the summit and the monastery!
An amazing location of course, not sure how they were thinking but probably a way to make distance to the profane world...
Well composed and good details, rich and vivid colour palette!
baddori (18988) 2011-11-09 9:57
Poche foto, centellinate, ma tutte interessanti e varie .
In un contesto montagnoso ...un monastero famosissimo .
La nitidezza delle linee da forza al contesto ed al particolare.
shevchenko (18243) 2011-11-10 0:33
Good vertical format to frame the peak and monastery at oppesite, clear to show the geographical feature and very nice the greenery dense clump, thanks for sharing a view from highland.
mkamionka (24559) 2011-11-10 1:45
amazing location of the monastery.
Beautiful natural colors.
It must have been a great hike,
siolaw (37568) 2011-11-10 22:44
A good view of the monastery, which seems very difficult to access, and the verdant environment. Vertical format fits the scenery. Excellent light and colours too.
adramad (27556) 2011-11-11 12:09
The great memories of this wonderful composition, I visited this place for years.
Pride the great luminosity that makes this so perfect vision of the mountain and monastery on the wall, that beautiful backlight, with some branches and a colorful ideal. Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.
fritzi007 (7580) 2011-11-21 10:43
deine sportliche Höchstleistung hat sich bezahlt gemacht, gratuliere!
danyy (0) 2011-11-29 13:27
la contre plongée vertigineuse donne beaucoup de hauteur à cette montagne et semble rejeter si loin, ce monastère.
J'aime beaucoup le naturel des couleurs et des lumières.
jmdias (45820) 2012-01-02 5:17
amazing the position of this monastery and marvelous the place where it is located. perfect your image showing the place with a natural framing of branches and under a good light and sharpness. TFS.
kordinator (13411) 2012-11-10 15:37
People in Serbia say, it's always easier downhill.
But and the problems have their charms.
Monastery resembles the Ostrog monastery in Montenegro,it is a great sacred, but I have not been there, and I take comparison from photos I've seen.
Almost always the monasteries take up the most beautiful parts of nature.
Excellent photo, the quality is superb.
All the best, dear friend.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (15592)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-24
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nokia N8-00
- Exposure: f/2.8
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: From Ukraine to Turkey by bike
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-01 21:59