Monday, March 24, 2014

Kizhi Pogost

Kizhi pogost is a historical site, made back in the 17th century on Kizhi island. The island is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia. The pogost itself consists of 3 buildings: two large wooden churches-- the transfiguration church and the intercession church-- and a bell tower. The transfiguration church has 22 domes on the top, whereas the intercession church has 9. It's pretty obvious which one is which by looking at the picture of the 3 buildings. The Intercession church was the first on the island after a fire destroyed all the churches on the island in the late 17th century. All 3 buildings are built entirely out of wood and with no nails. 

An up close look at the domes of the Transfiguration Church.

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