I am starting a new section on my blog called Travel Tuesdays. It will feature amazing places I have traveled. I hope you enjoy this new addition. First stop is a small mystical island in Russia.
I am delighted when I find a place so magical that it makes me believe I am in a fairy tale. That is what happened on Kizhi Island in Russia. Even the locals consider this to be a sacred space.
The Church of the Transfiguration was built completely of wood without a single nail in the early 18th century.
In 1990, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kizhi Island now contains some of the oldest surviving examples of Russian log buildings.
All this unusually picturesque setting exists within a length of 3.7 miles.
The weather was crazy, raining one minute and sunny the next, making the lighting magnificent.
On the back side of the church where the moss wasn’t growing, you can get a better idea of what it originally looked like.
Locals still keep up some of the island traditions.
Inside the chapel was well preserved frescos. Oh the stories they could tell if only we had more time.
The local monks serenaded us. Heavenly.
It was the perfect note to end our day.
I enjoyed my time on the island with my parents while we were on a riverboat cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
Quote of the Day:
“Travel is like knowledge. The more you see the more you know you haven’t seen.” – Mark Hertsgaard
…and then, she paused for thought.