East Wall in Sunlight

In February, the east wall comes into sunlight in the middle of the afternoon, and then about twenty minutes later, the sun sets behind the high mountains. This photograph was taken during those fleeting moments. The door in the wall leads to the kelli above.

Trapeza Bell in Snow

A layer of snow settles around the base of the trapeza bell.

Snow Covered Mountains to the South

The foothills of Sinai, to the south of the monastery.

The Steps of Repentance lead up the cleft and all the way to the summit.

A promontory opposite the monastery.

The highest mountains to the south of the monastery, lit by scattered sunlight.


Snow Covered Mountains to the North

The high mountains to the north of the monastery with a light covering of snow.

A close up view of the mountains

A wide angle view