Russiaphilia.

Yaroslavl by smacss.

P7090835 by olympuser.

Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Russia

Russian architecture from here and here and here. All but one building is in Siberia. The top two are classic Siberian houses; the third is the Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island in Karelia, near Finland. Below, two Decembrist houses in Siberia: peeling paint on one of the old houses, and the Maria Volkonskaya House, named for the princess who built it after following her exiled Decembrist husband to Siberia. Russian baroque and decorative architecture is sometimes capable of this strange and beautiful marriage of excess and restraint. The fact that these are all wooden buildings probably helps bind the architecture to the environment more naturally. 

A Decemberist's Peeling Home by beatdrifter.

Maria Volkonskaya House by Peter Woodsford.

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2 Responses to “Russiaphilia.”

  1. erm Says:

    Yaroslavl in Siberia??? Kizhi in Siberia??? Oh dear oh dear! Last time I checked Siberia is everything from the Urals and EASTWARDS!!!! Yaroslavl and Kizhi are located WEST of the Ural mountains … VERY VERY FAR from Siberia! That style of architecture is typical of the NORTH-WESTERN parts of Russia and shows a strong Nordic/Finnish influence …

  2. LB Says:

    Erm: Ha, you’re right! That text was unthinkingly taken from the source… will correct. Thx.

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