This is the Church of the Transfiguration in Kizhi. Kizhi is a very small island in Onega lake. A boat goes there from Petrozavodsk. The church was built in 1714 and it is something of a miracle that it has survived in such a harsh climate. It is made entirely out of wood and has a total of 22 cupolas all covered in wooden shingles.
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Ina (2687) 2005-07-08 14:54
Lovely picture with a fine composition...loos almost like the clouds are pointing the way to this very special church...TFS...Ina...
jabedfaruque (187) 2005-07-08 15:18
Very nice composition. It looks like disney photo. I think the base is little tilted (~0.5 degress).
magiqa (1292) 2005-07-08 18:03
Beautiful and very special church and a beautiful picture!
ABunce (109) 2005-07-08 18:11
What a lovely Church! I really like the wood mixed with the ornate tops. Perhaps a bit less of a crop would help, The church is too much taking too much of the picture.
KevRyan (22952) 2005-07-08 18:22
Hi Jeremy - the base is tilted slightly but otherwise this is a really nice photograph of this fantastic (and possibly slightly miraculous) building. Thanks for showing us - wonderful - a great respect for the builders.
best wishes Kev
quillerpl (333) 2005-07-08 21:36
Marvelous shot. It shows grately Orthodox spirit of Russia. Moreover I like these almost invisible, vertical trial clouds. Well done!!!
tjanze (5674) 2005-07-09 3:16
What a work of art.Fantstic wooden church.Did Unesco see this? Thanks for sharing.
ArtLook (2348) 2005-08-16 23:35
Very good shot of this interesting wooden church. I like the sky here. The details and lightening of this church very impressive. Good shot, bravo!
PS: I was there when I was student, around 15 years ago, thank you for sharing!!!
With BEST regards,
roobahe (350) 2007-02-21 6:35
the clouds spiced your photo, it completly have the spirit of rusia on it.
Uhu (8387) 2009-04-07 8:17
Most Exquisite Wooden Thing Ever Made (in Europe at least)!
Great photo - here you depicted quite well this up-movement that these ancient masters wanted to express.
- Copyright: Jeremy Marcus (Bianconeri78) (701)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Wooden Churches, wooden ortodox churches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-08 14:01
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