Saturday, February 7, 2015

Kizhi Wooden Church, Russia

Thank you to Vladko sending me this amazing postcard from Russia. 
Not to forget also the Vladko's neat writing, 
Gorgeous stamps and the lovely masking tape pasted. 

Kizhi is an island on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. 
There are dozens of historical wooden buildings build during the 1950s. 
Kizhi Pogost is one of the most famous (out of 80+) historical wooden structures.

The Kizhi Pogost enclosure holds two wooden churches and an octagonal 
bell tower built during the 18th-century. 
The Church of the Transfiguration was intended for use only during the 
summer as the church has no heating, and winter in Russia is terribly bitter. 
It was not uncommon in Russia to have paired churches, for summer and winter. 

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