Bell Tower at Dusk

The bell tower at dusk, with the smaller cross back in place.

Constantine and Helen

Michael was also able to reattach the missing figure flanking the cross at the west end of the basilica.

Cross on the Bell Tower

Michael the Russian has worked as a guide for trekking into the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan. With his advanced rope climbing skills, we were able to replace the cross on the front right corner of the bell tower.

View from a Cave

The monastery and garden, viewed from beneath an overhanging granite boulder that forms a primitive cave shelter.