Mosaic, originally uploaded by resinacacia.

A modern day mosaic at “Kýkko Monastery”. Originally 12th Century, repeated fires destroyed “Kýkko Monastery”, so its oldest part is now 1831. The mosaics and frescoes are 20th Century. The place is a site of pilgrimage due to an icon, a relic of the Virgin Mary.

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