Monday, April 14, 2008

Hermits caves close to the schit


While we were visiting the schit we met, by chance, a walking and talking expert on the local environment, Catalin. He showed us a place, very close to the schit, where monks had lived as hermits in tiny sandstone caves. It was astonishing, and humbling, to see how these men had communed with God in conditions of total isolation and minimal comfort.

Close to the caves was a totally spectacular view of the valley of the river Buzau, no doubt a source of inspiration to those hardy souls.

After this short detour we walked back down the hill and through some more of the sculptures, we were even able to get some shots of the cows!

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