May 2011 - Russia
Kizhi was a stop we made on our river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg. It is a small island featuring one of the most impressive wooden structures ever erected, the Kizhi Church of Transfiguration.
The Church is the island's most famous architectural landmark and largely responsible for making Kizhi one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Russia. It features 22 cupolas of striking intricacy and was built without using a single nail.
The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site.