Sunday, July 24, 2011

The world behind the gate

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A rare photo of the gate open. ( A car had just driven out and the automatic gate was sliding shut.)
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The people door is to the right.
You must press the button on the pillar and hope a Sister will answer on the intercom.
Then you must hope that the Russian-speaking nun will understand that you want to come in and walk around.
If you are answered with a buzzer, lean on that heavy door fast!
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Suddenly you will be quite alone in another world that feels like a 19th century Russian village.
But it is the huge monastic grounds of the Russian Orthodox Gornensky Convent on the edge of Ein Kerem.
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At Louis la Vache's new Monday Doorways meme you can see all kinds of entrances, and you are welcome to contribute a photo of a favorite door of yours too.
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14 comments:

Spiderdama said...

A very nice port .. I would be happy taking a look inside. You have so many great doors and port in Jerusalem.

ρομπερτ said...

Feels to be a small universe on its own. May time and life continue to treat them all kind. Thank you for introducing !

Please have a good new week.

Petrea Burchard said...

A very enticing view.

Cloudia said...

We all want to know what's behind...like cats!



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Kay said...

I'll bet it would really be an experience to walk around the monastery. It looks like a beautiful place.

Pietro said...

A really attractive gate.

mirae said...

beautiful Dina, another magnificent door filled with the magic of religion and ancient tradition and cultural diversity...

love and light
shalom

Lesley said...

I can well imagine that it a very peaceful place behind these gates, but I would hate to see such a heavy structure closing behind me, shutting me off from the rest of the world. I guess that is the point, still...

JM said...

I bet Big Brother was watching you taking a shot through the gate! :-)

Linnea said...

Fascinating! It's like a whole different world.

Dina said...

JM, oi, I never thought about video. You said Big Brother, but here at the convent is was more likely Big Sister watching. LOL

Kim, USA said...

I love monastery. It's very quite and seems like they do can detached from what is going on the world. Great post!

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Andy said...

Great find!

VP said...

I like the story even more than the gate and, as you probably know, I love plaques!