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Life at One of Georgia’s Oldest Monasteries

The Kintsvisi monastery is a place where the past manages to keep the present at bay. The monks who reside at this sanctuary, situated in the heavily wooded mountains of Georgia’s Shida Kartli region, live according to the same basic guidelines that were in place at the time of its founding more than a millennium ago.

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Jonathan Alpeyrie is a freelance photojournalist based in New York.

Life at One of Georgia’s Oldest Monasteries

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