I downloaded this pic from the web. The aspen shingles are a shimmering silver colour in summer and then turn black in winter. Remarkably for a 300 year-old wooden building, it has not burnt down. The area is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
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