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Yesterday on the way to the city of Vladimir I decided to have a look at the church of the Intercession on the Nerl river in the village Bogolyubovo not far from the city. The church is situated on a picturesque man-made hill not far from the confluence of two rivers - Klyazma and Nerl to the south of the village. The highway passes along the crest of the hill while on the foot of the hill a railway goes in parallel and hence cuts the direct access to the meadow with the church off the village. The only way to get to the church by car is to drive along the Nerl river on the country road under the railway bridge. When I turned from the highway and reached the bridge I found the passage blocked by iron fence. Later on I found out the cars are blocked from the meadow as it is considered to be of historical and religious (and to locals economical as well) value. I had no choice but to get back to the highway and drive to the railway station where a foot crossing above the railway is available. It was actually a very nice walk across the meadow on a paved walking path. The church itself is a very rare example of pre-mongol Russian architecture. Its location is quite unusual in a way that it has been built at the bottom of the valley so every spring water almost reaches its foundation and the building appears to be located on a tiny island less than a hundred metres across. The locals installed several stalls with souvenirs and also offer transportation by a horse back to the railway station for mere $15. In my case it was almost a price of the entire trip to Vladimir and back so I walked on foot. At least now I understand why so many people are eager to go there. It is worth spending time on a visit for just sitting on a top of the hill and watching whitewashed ancient walls that are almost thousand years old makes you forget all troubles that definitely won't last that long.
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Church of the Intercession on the Nerl
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Last night temperature dropped to zero. Just the right time to remove mosquito nets from my windows. On the construction site next to our apartment block a tall crane has been installed and I've missed the process. What a pity...
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Cleaning up my apartment with healthy throat doesn't feel like a heavy workout torture. There is a magic potion that doctor prescribed me called Chlorophyllin that makes any inflammation go away. The only problem is it doesn't last long enough to protect me through the day and is sold in very small and quite expensive bottles.
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That feeling when someone who had been very close and dear to you and who has left you in one of the most critical moments of life and pretended to forget about your existence suddenly reappears and approaches you like if nothing has happened at all with a smile and smooth speach and asks for a favour. That feeling when all those lonely years you've left behind pass in front of your eyes and every single moment you felt there is no way out and questioned your sole purpose runs through your heart. I don't feel rage for rage has gone long time ago. I don't feel envy for I started to appreciate every minute of my life, every breath and every thought even when I'm alone. There is nothing, absolutely nothing inside. It's just emptiness that gives me strength. I don't answer for I have no need for it. I don't react for all action is left in the past. Silence and void are now my companions and there is no place in my soul for betrayal and forgiveness. Only time cures and only loneliness is worth spending time on. The rest is the distraction and there is no point to waste much time on it.
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Finally my throat is getting better. It's really cold outside but I can freely breathe without coughing and getting fever. My sinuses are still clogged though. My blood and urine sample results have arrived and everything looks good. Also I've got my skull X-Rayed today and it looks pretty normal. Like if the list isn't full enough I've also got my tonsils washed for the second time and after that I started to feel my throat turning to normal like it hasn't been for a very long time. Next week I'll try to go to the gym to see if the throat is able to withstand heavy load.
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As above so below
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Left the office for a few minutes and ended up driving through cottages in the dark on the outskirts of the city. Some damage inflicted last week has been mitigated, some wounds mended but life will never be the same it used to be. Now it's 9pm and I'm still in the office trying to catch up.
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