Thursday, June 3, 2010
Russia - Kizhi Pogost
The Kizhi Pogost in Republic of Karelia in Russia. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Sent by Elena from Primorsky Region in Russia.
Kizhi Pogost is an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble typical of medieval and post-medieval orthodox settlements in sparsely populated regions where evangelists had to cope with far-flung Christian communities and a harsh climate. The pogost (enclosure) and the buildings grouped together to form the site museum on the southern part of Kizhi are exceptional examples of the traditional wooden architecture of Karelia and more generally of that of northern Russia and the Finnish-Scandinavian region.