Novodevichy Convent

by Olga on January 6, 2011

I know a family of Americans who have lived in Moscow for many years. I was told their favorite place in this city was always the Novodevichy Convent, quiet, full of history and outstanding architecture.

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

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Jim Shearer April 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I visited the Novodevichy Convent several years ago and was awed by the huge old oak trees there. Do you have any information about them – their age, or when planted, trunk diameter, etc.?

Thanks,
Jim

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Olga April 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Jim, I suppose, you mean oaks in Kolomenskoe. They are approx 400 years old, trunk diameters reach 120-160 cm. As for the Novodevichy convent, I don’t know oaks there.

Some of ancient oaks from Kolomenskoe are shown in my blog here:
http://trip-to-moscow.livejournal.com/17055.html

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