Photographer's Note

I do not know if they are for wedding photo session or just tourists that rented dresses of Russian aristocrats, anyway I found this view against the architecture of monastery in Rostov very attractive. I was fascinated with this view and missed the view of the ringing bells in the other courtyard.

Rostov is one of the oldest towns in Russia and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. It is located on the shores of Lake Nero, 202 kilometers northeast of Moscow. The central square of Rostov is occupied by the Assumption Cathedral. It is unknown when the present building was erected, the mid-16th century being the most likely date. Lower parts of the cathedral walls are dated to the 12th century. The ponderous bell-tower was constructed mostly in the 17th century. Its bells are among the largest and most famous in Russia - each has its own name. The largest bell, cast in 1688, weighs 32,000 kilograms (71,000 lb). It is named Sysoy to honor the city's founding father.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13592 W: 141 N: 35225] (158784)
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