North Monastery Wall with Entrance Gate at Sunset in Summer (angled view)
An angled view of the northern part of the wall of the Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery of Rostov the Great (Velikiy) with the Entrance Gate at sunset on a summer evening. The stone fence with the towers was built in the classical style at the end of the 18th century to replace the wooden ones. At that time, the monastery walls did not fulfill the fortification function, and their significance became more symbolic and decorative. The walls and towers of the monastery are distinguished by their elegance and lightness. In the photo you can see the northern entrance gate topped with a gate tower, the monastery cell housing, and the north-western “carved” corner tower. The corner tower was built the best of all four and featured with “Venetian windows” like others.
Photo #227 taken on August 11, 2014
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