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The white swan of Siberia

16 February 2014

Angel of Siberia is another unofficial name of Tobolsk.

Tranquility was floating in the air; quiet voices were raising up and filling up the whole cathedral. Pictures here and below: Kate Baklitskaya

There’s something special about the old and beautiful churches and monasteries scattered around Siberia. As a not religious person I do not believe in angels - but if they were real I think they would live there. 

Last night I went inside the Sofiyvsky Cathedral, and there was an evening prayer. About seven, ten people were inside and a choir of five girls was singing for them. Tranquility was floating in the air. Quiet voices were raising up and filling up the whole cathedral. 

I could sit there forever watching people, but the prayer was over, and I had to leave. 

Angel of Siberia is an unofficial name of Tobolsk.


Angel of Siberia is another unofficial name of Tobolsk.


Angel of Siberia is an unofficial name of Tobolsk.


Angel of Siberia is an unofficial name of Tobolsk.


Angel of Siberia is an unofficial name of Tobolsk.

Comments (6)

美しいなあ・・・行きたい…

Beautiful! I want to go there.
Yamada, Japan/Tokyo
01/02/2016 19:39
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Kocham syberię, jest moją tęsknotą i marzeniem. Thank Yuo Kate for this astonising pictures.
Piotr, Polska
15/12/2014 07:06
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Kocham syberię, jest moją tęsknotą i marzeniem. Thank Yuo Kate for this astonising pictures.
Piotr, Polska
15/12/2014 07:05
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And why do you think you could sit there forever?
Marco, Florence, Italy
23/02/2014 23:27
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Thanks Mara Mai!
Kate, Russia
17/02/2014 01:50
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Magnificent.
Mara Mai, USA
16/02/2014 18:43
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