Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Karelia, Russia, 1714, based on a greek cross plan, with an octagon used at the crossing. Instead of a tent roof at the the Church of the Nativity, Onion domes are used (reverse curve gables - bochki). Influenced by S Sohpia in Kiev - using domes to create compartmentalized spaces invisible from the outside.
Look at these beautiful lakes! Aren’t they lovely? 😊 There are more than 60 000 lakes in the republic of Karelia we are living in. For this reason, Karelia is known all over the world as a «land of thousand lakes». 💧 If you are planning your trip to Russia, check our amazing places such breathtaking views! 🙌 Get in touch with Karelian nature and embrace its power! 🌿 #tourisminrussia #karelia #lakeladoga #lakeonega #karelianheritage
Elite shungite pendant, natural elite shungite from Karelia, Russia, healing crystals and stones amulet in ancient look, ELMF protection