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.
WOW I always think that stone and brick building will stand the test of time. Wood, no nails, I'm impressed.ReplyDelete
Tom The Backroads Traveller
that roof decor is freakin' awesome!! ( :ReplyDelete
Great photos, and so interesting! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. :)ReplyDelete
I've never seen anything like that! Wonderful.ReplyDelete
Wow! Completely different than what I'm used to!ReplyDelete
OMG! It is splendid with all of those turrets! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome church.ReplyDelete