Metal Detecting in Ivanovo Region, Central Russia (Story 16)

At sunrise, we came to the administrative boundary, marked by the end of asphalt road, between the Vologda and Yaroslavl regions.

On the Border with Yaroslavl Region

From this point, it would be a rough ride for us: driving 300 miles on poor never-repaired roads is not the same as driving on a smooth highway. We would be lucky if our driving speed exceeded 40 miles per hour.

Sunrise

Despite the bumpy ride, I was in high spirits as I was about to discover many new things and explore the part of Central Russia where I had never been before.

Beautiful Tranquility...

Beautiful Scenery

The first thing I noticed in almost every village that we drove by was the presence of a church or monastery, either active or abandoned.

Cupolas of a Small Russian Orthodox Church

Church in Village

Another Abandoned Church in Next Village

Old Abandoned Church

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