|UNESCO #544 - Kizhi Pogost - RUSSIA|
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Kizhi Pogost - RUSSIA - UNESCO #544
Evgenia is one of the first postcrossers I've sent a card back in April, the thing is delivery in Russia sometimes take lots of time and that card took almost forever to arrive (I sent a second one two month later). She decided to thank me by sending this amazing wood constructed church in the Medvezhjegorskij Region for my UNESCO collection. Thanks a lot Evgenia, I really love this card and if rises my collection to 116, 865 to the end.
The pogost of Kizhi (i.e. the Kizhi enclosure) is located on one of the many islands in Lake Onega, in Karelia. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an octagonal clock tower, also in wood and built in 1862, can be seen there. These unusual constructions, in which carpenters created a bold visionary architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space and are in harmony with the surrounding landscape.