Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Malye Korely" Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture

A few months ago Galina proposed me a trade and we swapped 7 or 8 cards.
I really like wooden churches, that's something we don't have here. She had a few cards of the "Malye Korely" Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and i picked this card.
This museum is located in Malye Korely, a village in Primorsky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast, in the north of Russia. The main sight of the village is this open-air museum, featuring the traditional wooden architecture of Arkhangelsk area.

The museum was created on July 17, 1964. Traditional wooden architecture has been recognized at the time one of the most characteristic features of Russian Norths, and some of the buildings, churches, chapels, and peasant houses, scattered all over the Arkhangelsk Oblast, were put under state protection. The goal of the creation of the museum was to save the most outstanding wooden monuments, placing them under protection on the premises of the museum. - in: wikipedia

And this is the St. George Church (1672) from the village of Vershiny.

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