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Bell Tower of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra Monastery 

Russia, Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Oct 1990

The monastery was founded in the 14th century by St Sergius of Radonezh, a highly revered Russian saint (named patron saint of the Russian state in 1422). It is one of the most important religious centers of the Orthodox world in Russia and has been inscribed on the UN World Heritage list.
The bell tower, one of the tallest in Russia, was erected in 18th century on Cathedral Square - the main square of the monastery. This unique tower was constructed from 1740 to 1770 during the reign of Elizabeth and Catherine the Great: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Lavra_of_St._Sergius 

Comments

3:52am February 16 2015snowbird said:  
The workmanship of this monastery is absolutely fantastic, like I always say, people were extremely talented in those days and this is their legacy to us.
7:01am February 16 2015senna3 said: (reply to comment #172081) 
If all countries would realize how precious the historical gems of the past are ....
Fortunately Zagorsk was not destroyed in the communistic times!
8:44am February 16 2015skybird said:  
a very imposing looking building!!. lovely catch.
10:00am February 16 2015senna3 said: (reply to comment #172099) 
Thanks Geoff.
2:46pm February 16 2015soumen369 said:  
Agree with Rosey and your reply to her comment.
3:06pm February 16 2015snowbird said: (reply to comment #172085) 
Absolutely agree with you on preserving these jewels.
4:23pm February 18 2015senna3 said: (reply to comment #172111) 
Thanks Soumen.
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