|UNESCO #544 - Kizhi Pogost - RUSSIA|
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Kizhi Pogost - RUSSIA - UNESCO #544
The second card Olga sent me is probably one of the most beautiful cards I've ever received - just look at this amazing photography (the scanner doesn't make justice to the awesome colors of that sky and reflection). According to the UNESCO site, the wooden churches of Kizhi are located in the heart of an unreal landscape where the sky, reflected in the limpid waters of Lake Onega, seems to hold suspended in the pristine air hundreds of small islands. In summer they seem to sparkle in the sun. Ok, now I'm filed with desire to visit this place. Thank you very much Olga for this amazing postcard. This postcard took 29 days to arrive!
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.