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Church of the Transfiguration: Island of Kizhi, Karelia… (1)

The Church of the Transfiguration on the Island of Kizhi, Karelia

Kizhi Pogost is amid one of the many abounding islands on pleasant Lake Onega in the near arctic part of Karelia. The pogost, or enclosure, contains two amazing wood board churches dating from the eighteenth century and a towered belfry was constructed in the nineteenth century. Distant Churches like the Kizhi Pogost, were accustomed to serving the extensive community in size, but sparsely populated regions like Karelia. The onion-shaped cupolas are prolifically in Russia and the Orthodoxy and the cupolas are covered with narrow, diamond-shaped aspen shingles, which accept acquired a argent blush with the access of time. Wood architectonics is basic to Russian architecture. Thanks to approved repairs, the Church of the Transfiguration has survived into the twentieth century…

I am going to start posting images of the beautiful Russian churches as I find them on the internet…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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