monastery, fortress of the 16 century, caves.
small Russian town of Pechory. The Vestiary.
The Vestiary stands by the staircase on the lower landing, but
its porch, which joins its second and third floors, looks out onto the upper landing. It
faces the belfry and is joined to it by ropes of bells. The Vestiary building is richly
decorated: red walls, white window-platbands, a dark-blue dome sprinkled with stars, a
roof in the shape of a cupola with slit-like windows, and horizontal white lines diving
the building into two floors.
One floor of the Vestiary was a library, and the other, the Vestiary proper.
Examples of Russian applied art were collected in the Vestiary over many centuries. It
contains gold and silver crosses decorated with precious gems and large pearls, gospels
with precious covers, gold and silver vessels, chased censors, mitres, brocade vestments,
gold-embroidered shrouds and many other items of great artistic value. The monastery library includes an enormous collection of ancient
Collection of ancient printed books was one of the richest in early Russia.
of St. Lazar was built in 1800.
Holy Gates to monastery.
church of Intersession and , the entrance to caves.