Posts Tagged ‘Russiaphilia’

Siberian interiors

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

After weeks of snow in Vancouver I randomly searched for “Siberian interiors” on Flickr, just to see how snowy regions decorate. Maybe it has nothing to do with counteracting the blank endless wastes of snow, but the standard Siberian decorating philosophy seems to be “There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Pattern.” The exceptions were an amazing white shop interior in Novosibirsk, above, almost Swedish in its simplicity, and a museum version of a traditional Siberian wooden house, at bottom.

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Russiaphilia.

Friday, November 28th, 2008

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. 

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