Russia - Kizhi Pogost

"The pogost of Kizhi (i.e. the Kizhi enclosure) is located on one of the many islands in Lake Onega, in Karelia. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an octagonal clock tower, also in wood and built in 1862, can be seen there. These unusual constructions, in which carpenters created a bold visionary architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space and are in harmony with the surrounding landscape." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
An amazing architectural icon - a cathedral built without nails. Nice large stamps including a diamond shaped WWF stamp. Thanks so much to Alexandra of Moscow.

Postcard 2
Thanks to Alexandra of Russia.

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