Solovetsky Islands

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lucy_z lucy_z
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Solovetsky Islands, Russia Jul 09, 2011
Located 150km South of the Arctic circles, and yet the monks were able to grow water melons in there thanks to the micro-climate of the place. Solovki is an archipelago in the White sea, that for hundreds of years belonged to the monastery and was mainly populated by the monks. The biggest island has a great number of lakes which were linked together by the monks, so now it is possible to hire a boat and travel around the island by water, stopping by to have a swim or just to admire the view. In the 20th century the islands were turned into prison, but now it has been returned to the church.

As it is so close to the Arctic, the nights in the summer ar very bright - "white", it's daylight 24 hours a day
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