TRAVEL PICTURES of

SARA and MACK in

RUSSIA

July 11-26, 2006

 

KIZHI

The tiny island of Kizhi is located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture, assembled from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past, Kizhi is a feast for the eyes. The Transfiguration Church has 22 domes and is the ultimate in Russian fairy-tale church architecture.

Mack (the program director's helper) is calling people's attention in the YELLOW group.

The Church of the Transfiguration can be seen from the docked ship.

THE CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

Built in 1714 during the reign of Peter the Great, the Church of the Transfiguration has 22 soaring onion domes sheathed in hundreds of aspen shingles. No nails (not true; there are some nails) were used in the construction of the cathedral, and today many of the spruce logs are weakened by insects and rot. In addition, a shortage of funds has lead to neglect and poorly executed restoration efforts.


MEETING THE SHIP CAPTAIN

The captain is talking generally about the ship and his journey experience.


RELAXING ON THE UPPER DECK


RUSSIAN TEA PARTY

We sailed past one of the abandoned cathedrals in the river.

END OF THE KIZHI TOUR

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