S/Y Jennifer in Valamo monestary in Lake Ladoga

Last midnight we entered the island of Valamo in the northern Lake Ladoga. It was magical to enter the little fjord with the two monestary churches as a background. The Valamo monestary, a World Heritage Site, is almost 1000 years old, was captured and destroyed by the Swedes a few times, and used to belong to Finland, Sovjetunion and now Russia. We had a visit by a monk/priest as well. We got a very good tour by the russian guide Elena. Another day here and then off to River Svir.Valamo o JenniferLars o prästValamo 1900Valamo von oben

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