We spent the day traveling 70 kilometers to Sergiev Posod to view the 16th Century Monastery. It is a revered place in Russia. Many of the people coming here are pilgrims. They probably got there faster than we did by walking. Moscow traffic is infamous.
They kiss the paintings.
Worship the icons as in the eerie photo I took in near darkness with no flash. The woman had bowed to the altar.
They work at the shops surrounding the complex of many chapels.
Tourists gawk at the gilded altars.
We had a wonderful time at this special place.
Russian Girls are pretty. Here is the Barista at the hotel and a two waitresses from our luncheon.
And then life kicks in.