We have visited New Jerusalem Monastery - the famous memorial center of Russian architecture of 16th centure in the frosty and windy morning of March. Sun was shining
and any cloud was in the sky - the ideal weather for photographing.
But unfortunately our hopes to see the Monastery and enrich our memory by precious impressions and get beatiful photos failed. Now the ancient monastery is under the grandious restoration. Almost all cathedrals and churches are covered by scaffolds and closed. There are many cranes and other construction machines on the territory. We were informed that a huge number (about 1200) of workers are employed at the site. We could visit only the finished internal room - so called Calvary - with skilfully made tiles and patriarch Nicon's chamber . The guide demonsrated us the drawings of the Monastery while initial construction (comparing it with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem) and the model of the Monastery after restoration. She invited us to come in 2016 when the resoration is over. Now the Monastery looks for turists like a Potemkin village.
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