Thursday, October 1, 2009

I want to go to there: Kizhi Island

Design Sponge ran a segment the other day about log cabins that featured the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior on Russia's Kizhi Island. Such cool architecture! Built in the early eighteenth century, the body of the church is constructed out of logs and topped with twenty-two onion domes. I'm a sucker for onion domes. The church is now a World Heritage Site.

(P.S. Is it just me or does anyone else think of
Minas Tirith when they look at this picture?)

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