Sunday, February 6, 2011
The second church we visited was in the town of Kungur, which is south east of Perm. The church was much smaller the cathedral at the monastery, but filled with people lighting candles and saying prayers. Our driver Valentin knew someone at the church was granted us access to the bell tower. The first couple of stories were traversed on winding twisting narrow stone stairs which varied drastically in raise and depth. The stairs open up rather drastically when went above the stone work and continued the climb for a few more stories in the barely enclosed tower while being belted by the arctic winds. It only took minutes at the top until my everything was cold, but I stuck it out for as long as possible to take these amazing photos.
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