Monday, May. 11, 2009

Novodevichy Monastery

The massive influx of cash and people into Moscow in recent years, Kozyrev says, makes it a hard place to find peace and quiet. Tourists can, however, get a feel for what the city felt like 100 years ago at this ancient cloister, which stands today much as it did in the 17th century. In order to let in enough light to get detail in the faces of these tourists strolling on the grounds outside the monastery walls, Kozyrev had to open his aperture all the way, sacrificing some detail in the sky.