Goritsy 8/26 - 9/6/2007

Goritsy - 1/2 way through the trip. Goritsy is the location of a famous monastery. You DID NOT want to be on the czar's bad list: you could end up as a monk or a nun locked behind iron gates here - a long way from nowhere.)
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Monastery in Goritsy. Models of churches and other buildings appear in front of the monastery.
Another view of the monastery.
Colorful flowers on grounds of monastery.
Elderhostel travelers waiting for next stop on the tour of Goritsy monastery.
Public facilities at the monastery — locked!
The Net is everywhere.
All the essentials for sale near the dock leaving Goritsy - obviously hoping for a few rubles or dollars from tourists.