Here's a different view of the 1714 main church, the 1874 bell tower and the 1764 secondary church. 17 of the 22 cupolas in the main church have been removed for its extensive renovation. The 600 tonne all wooden structure is too much for its piled rock foundations and it is being disassembled, a steel core inserted and reassembled. Iron nails are used for the aspen shingle roofs and nowhere else.
Kizhi June 1st 2017 Geo: 62.0764, 35.2217Kizhi is a small island in Lake Onega in North Russia, east of Finland. Its wooden buildings were mostly built in the 18th century, and a large-scale restoration project has been underway for many years.The winters are long up here. The popular saying is "summer is nine months of anticipation and three months of disappointment". Today is the first day of summe ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more