Saturday, June 19, 2010

Return to Rila

We had first gone to the Rila Monastery last June with my coworker Ionatan and then we returned with our children when they visited in August. This summer we'll probably return a few times with our many guests. The first of our visitors was our Neve Ilan neighbor and friend, Iris Peer. Jodie took Iris around Sofia on Thursday when I was still in Israel, and we headed south together to Rila on a Friday morning.


It seemed that the wall paintings on the church had been cleaned up since our last visits as the colors were very bright and the religious features, telling stories of the Bible and sainthood, were distinct and clear.



There was still snow on the distant mountains. Just beyond those peaks are the Seven Lakes where I had recently hiked.

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