St Herman Monastery in Platina California

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This Monastery in Platina California happens to be in our Diocese. Platina is about 40 miles west of Redding [click here for map]and nestled in a little valley. Wikipedia has the population at around 200 which sounds high to me. Its a rather idyllic place.

I went up to visit the Monastery with a friend during the winter few years ago and down in the valley it where the post office is was wet from rain, but as we went up the hill we encountered snow. This picture pales in comparison to what I saw with my eyes. The sun shining on the snow covered domes with a pure blue sky in the background was absolutely stunning. These were taken with an inexpensive point and shoot camera. I have since graduated to a Nikon D200 with my most commonly used lens being th 18 x 200mm vr

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
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What a beautiful building, Lazarus. It would be good to add it to the Architecture, Buildings and Dings group also.
Dec 12, 2007 12:59 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California
Thanks Sharon - I'll do that!
Dec 12, 2007 02:18 PM #2
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Incognitus
 I liked the monastery better when Father Herman was there. Now that he is gone, the monastery folk seem colder.
Mar 10, 2008 06:16 AM #3
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Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
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Beautiful picture and goes to show that you don't need a great camera to take a great picture.  It is often the man behind the camera.
Mar 10, 2008 08:21 AM #4
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Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
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Gene - thanks.  One thing is certain, when you're taking pictures at a fixed focal length using your feet to ZOOM you spend more time on getting the composition right. For color and contrast I would have loved to have shot these with D300 and a 17-55 lens.
Mar 10, 2008 09:03 AM #5
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Pelagiag Gilchrist

My family and I visited the monastery this past week end. We were most warmly welcomed, fed well, given an informative tour, and shared wonderful services with the faithful monks. Can't wait to go back. What a peaceful, gracefilled place.

Jun 16, 2008 09:15 AM #6
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Pelagiag Gilchrist

My family and I visited the monastery this past week end. We were most warmly welcomed, fed well, given an informative tour, and shared wonderful services with the faithful monks. Can't wait to go back. What a peaceful, gracefilled place.

Jun 16, 2008 09:15 AM #7
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Pelagiag Gilchrist

My family and I visited the monastery this past week end. We were most warmly welcomed, fed well, given an informative tour, and shared wonderful services with the faithful monks. Can't wait to go back. What a peaceful, gracefilled place.

Jun 16, 2008 09:18 AM #8
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Adam Russell

I spent my childhood off and on at this monastery.  Where is Fr. Herman today?

Dec 03, 2010 10:06 AM #9
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