Curchi is situated close to Orhei, in Codru. Founded in the 18th century, it was closed down in the middle of the 20th and turned into a psychiatric hospital. It stayed that way for about 50 years, and was reverted back into a monastery in 2002.
From the bus window. I forget how much of Moldova’s territory is covered in woods.
Our – not very willing, by its general disposition – companion.
Peace to these who come; joy to these who stay; blessings to these who go.
A~nd the last Orhei post, with two sad photos. It used to house videos, but after all the imports and exports and moves, the videos got lost somewhere in transition.
This is the view of Old Orhei from the main road and the very first two pictures I took. They’re taken with DMC-LC5 instead of my usual PowerShot A460. Both the church and the chapel I ended up visiting can be seen rather clearly.
The stony wall is the remains of some fortification, if I’m not mistaken — and I can very well be. I only have one book that mentions Old Orhei, and it’s mostly in passing.
Also, I absolutely love the tree-branches-framing-the-shot thing, and I take many of these, even though I realise it’s terribly cliche.