Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Northern Churches

At Design Bureau, some incredible photos of wooden churches in northern Russia by Richard Davies, who was inspired to follow up on a series of pictures taken in 1902:
During his travels, the story of the hardships of the last century has been unavoidably felt; a story of Revolution, War, Communism and severe Northern winters. Many churches have been lost: some have been left to rot; some have been destroyed by lightning; countless others by ignorance, spite and neglect. A few years ago, a reversing tractor hit one church—it tumbled like a house of cards. Fortunately, dedicated specialists and enthusiasts have managed to save many of the churches pictured.


Blogger Barbara Carlson said...

Oooh, these are lovely structures. So individual. Built organically, each section added as needed. Like spiritual outhouses.

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