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Sergiev Posad Oct 4

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We took the train out to Sergiev Posad in the morning. SP is a large monastery complex founded by St Sergei about 700 years ago. It is remarkably beautiful.



As is usual, there were several medium and small sized churches in the compound, each richly decorated with frescoes and icons. There is also a large church dedicated to the Dormition of Mary.




Russian churches do not have musical instruments, deeming the human voice alone to be fitting for praising God. But they also don't have stained glass, which I would have thought was a natural choice for them, considering how richly decorated they are in other ways.

I lost my wallet here. But when I retraced my steps, I found it in the souvenir shop where a costumer and cashier were going through it and trying to figure out how to email me. I offered a small reward, but the young cashier absolutely refused it.

We looked for a place to have a bite to eat and found a sign for a cafe. The door opened onto a set of stairs down to a small basement room with about six tables. We ordered borscht and rye bread. I kid you not, it was the best tasting soup I've ever had.

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