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Re: Solovki [ I know it's MP but fun to see ]

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Thank you for posting those beautiful pictures, Barbara.
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Re: Solovki [ I know it's MP but fun to see ]

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You're welcome ! Aren't they lovely ?

Here, for the Orthodox New Year tomorrow are a few more :

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Notice how the shadowed part of the Moon is visible so clearly this far north, and without cities nearby




Although many of the photos convey an image of Solovki in the winter as cosy and warm indoors...


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and festive...


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...there is always the chilly reality of life in the northern latitudes, depicted vividly in this photo of a little snow-bound skete

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I just fed a marmalade cat I always see in my neighborhood on the way to library to use the computer, and now notice this lookalike tucked in the snow [ BRR ! ] next to a brick chimney of nearly the same color. I had missed it the 1st day I saw this collection, so one can assume the feline's camouflage attempt is quite successful !

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The orange-furred resident of Solovki is greeting readers of the Euphrosynos Cafe Forum :

"Happy New Year to All Good Souls ! Wishing You Safety, Excellent Health and Many Victories in 2019 [ -- and beyond ] ! "

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Re: Solovki [ I know it's MP but fun to see ]

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Inspiring pic of Solovki :

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August being the month of the Monastery's Feast of the Transfiguration and various Feast Days of Solovki Saints, a photo report "Mystical Solovki" was published by orthochristian.com.
These lovely images take one on pilgrimage right to the remote monastery:


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