Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Transfiguration Church, Kizhi, Russia

Russia-4, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Kizhi is an island on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia with an ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses.The Kizhi Pogost, as it is known in Russian, is the area inside the perimeter wall or fence and includes 2 large churches and a bell-tower.
The jewel of its architecture is the 22-domed Transfiguration Church (1708), with a large iconostasis—a wooden screen covered with religious portraits, featuring much gold leaf.


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