Magnificent buildings made entirely from wood on Kizhi Island

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Kizhi island is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. The entire island and the nearby area form a national open-air museum with more than 80 historical wooden structures. The most famous is the Kizhi Pogost, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Pogost is an area inside a fence, which includes two large wooden churches and a bell-tower, that are made entirely from wood, from the frame to the rivets and the stunning exterior.

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3 thoughts on “Magnificent buildings made entirely from wood on Kizhi Island”

  1. So undeniably Russia in their design. I never checked this out, but I assume the dome obsession stems from southern influences. But to build a church of such grandeur in wood – amazing!

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